Look around in shipping and receiving areas of some companies and if you are lucky enough you can reclaim some wood in good condition to use it to make something interesting.
You could also find wood from pallets in places like home depot.
Here are the steps to build a coffee table/ TV stand from reclaimed wood.
Step 1: Things You Would Need
I reclaimed some wood from pallets and shipping cases lying around in the shipping bay in my office.
Things you would need:
- Some wood as shown in pictures 1 and 2.
- Something to cut wood. I used a Jigsaw cutter.
- Something to sand wood. I used a orbital disc sander.
- Tools like hammer.
Step 2: Create the Table Top
Create the Table Top as shown in pictures 3 and 4
Step 3: Fixing the Legs to the Table Top
Pictures 5 and 6 show how to attach the legs to the table top.
Make sure to take care of the structural design to support the structure.
Make it strong and sturdy!
Step 4: Finishing Touches to the Table: 1
Picture 6 shows how I trimmed off the extra pieces of the apron and the leg
Step 5: Finishing Touches to the Table: 2
Pictures 7 to 10: Finishing touches to the table.
Table top and the edges would need lot of sanding to remove rough edges, and some planing.
Step 6: Final Product
After the sanding, the table would need few coats of polish.
I used Minwax Polyurethane. Some tips here on wood finishing.
Picture 11 shows the final product.