You know when things are getting better when you have build orders and little time to blog. 🙂 So I’m going to do a catch up post now. But if your looking for up to date posts you should look at my Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/backyarddiybuilder/?hl=en Just recently I had an order to make a […]
The first commission build has been completed and delivered !!
It took a total of two weeks for this order. Week one was the coffee table. NO press-board here.
This coffee table is built to last 🙂 And i made the side tables to match.
The first thing my client requested was the bottom shelf on both coffee table and side tables to be solid, as in no spaces between the boards. Like I have done on previous versions. And he wanted a real heavy duty top on the coffee table. So i suggested 2×6 boards. They also requested specific sizes, which is never really a problem since i custom build everything. 🙂
The coffee table was to be 48L x 30W x 18H
The side tables were to be 16×20 and 20H
So there it starts and i would have to make the legs and frame of both coffee table and side tables to accommodate these measurements, And the type of wood i’m using is Spruce. I like the grain effect of this wood when i use the torching technique.
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The supply list is as follows.
2×6 for the top of the coffee table.
2×4’s for the legs and frame and the bottom support stringers, so i have something to nail the 1×4’s for the shelf.
1×4’s for the bottom shelf
The side tables
2×2’s for the legs and overall frame.
1×4’s for the top
1×2’s for the bottom shelf and trim around the top of the coffee table and side tables.
The trim around the bottom shelf… well that’s a little more tricky, but i’ll explain it a bit later.