Introduction: "the Monolith" Mod, Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table - Tsp

About: i am an artist and musician. i make things of use out of things that no longer have use. i think the hip term is "upcycling." i post a lot of inspirational and entertainment videos on occa…

the frame of this coffee table is made from plywood. it could be "skinned" with just about any material. this is the second time i made this piece. the first one i used thin short "scraps" of reclaimed wood and assembled it patchwork.

this table is 4-foot square (butcould be any size) and features hidden storage. for a simpler version, just make four, solid sides. remember, when assembling the plywood sub-structure, you don't need to do fancy joinery or miters on the edges as none of it will be exposed.

since i work exclusively with reclaimed (unfortunately the plywood was new) i chose glue and square-cut nails to assemble the top layer, part of the look and a simple joining choice for "clamping" the boards together while the glue dried.

i treated the top with a two-part epoxy ("bar-top") to fill in some of the cracks and gaps, and help "glue" it all together. i then sanded off the shiny surface it creates (wear a mask!) and finished with a couple coats of satin, low voc water-based poly.

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