Knock-Off Wood · Dec 19, 2015

Industrial Style Coffee Table as seen on DIY Network

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Happy Weekend All!!! I know it's an especially busy time of the year with guests and gifts and parties, and then projects in whatever spare time you might have leftover.

The good news is that projects don't have to take a long time, be complicated, or expensive to be awesome.

Case in point - this coffee table that we made for our cabin.

Did you happen to catch a glimpse of it on our DIY Network show that aired last week?

Don't tell anyone, but the design for this coffee table was driven by two factors:

- What can we build in about 30 minutes

- Using what leftover scrap wood, which at this point, was some 2x framing studs and leftover siding

In other words, what could we make fast and cheap? Oh, and by the way, it will be shown on national tv. No pressure, right?

So I designed a simple square, box frame, industrial style coffee table, using 2x2s as the base. We painted the base Charcoal by Rustoleum Chalked.

I wasn't necessarily trying to make the base look like metal, but more trying to create some interest and detail on this super simple design.

For the top, we actually used rough cut leftover wood siding stained up.

The rough cut siding came with saw marks and plenty of sprinters, so we used 120 grit sandpaper to sand it smooth. This left all the saw marks, but gave the coffee table a smooth finish on top. A good way of getting this look at home is to use fence pickets and sand with fine sandpaper.

It's projects like these - last minute, using what you have, that I end up loving the most. By keeping the coffee table simple, it supports the overall living room design, even though it is center stage.

I've shared these plans over on the DIY Network show page, so head on over there and grab them if you want to build this coffee table too!

Have an awesome weekend!

XO Ana

Alaska Lake Cabin
Coffee Table
$20 - $50
farmhouse Industrial
living room

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