Saturday, November 12, 2016

DIY Coffee Table

30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful

Project 12

This is the twelfth post of our series of projects to make us thankful for DIY.  Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for new simple and easy DIY projects.

It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!

We had a neighbor once that had a small toddler and an all glass coffee table.  I'm sure they got the coffee table before they got the baby.

They were always having to monitor baby and table.  Then, one day, we saw they'd taken it out completely and it was in their storage unit.

I didn't even have to ask.

We've got four children.  That glass table wouldn't have lasted a day without an incident.

Someone would've been injured, the table would have become a gym set, or the glass would've broken.

Then it'd be no big surprise if I told you that we don't even have a coffee table right now.

When I spotted this neat build from "BearWoodWork" YouTube channel.  I began to rethink my stance on coffee tables.

Sort of.

This one is made with pallets so it'd be almost free.  If the children messed it up, who cares.  Although there's still the possibility for the odd gymnastics incident though.  Hehe!

Check it out!

Coffee Table From Reclaimed Pallet Wood


Tools & Materials

Choice of Stain


Wood Glue 

Miter Saw

Pallet Wood or other scrap

Random Orbit Sander

various grit Sandpaper

Final Thoughts

This build goes quick since it has no complicated joinery. Just make sure you have enough nails or you're back to the home improvement store mid-way through the project.

I also see this as being a good choice in a kid's play room . It'd encourage imaginative play and double as a puzzle surface.

I hope you enjoyed today's featured project and don't forget to stop by "BearWoodWork" YouTube channel to check out even more great woodworking videos from them. Don't forget to subscribe.

We hope you will return to Simply Easy DIY everyday through the month of November for more projects that make us thankful 4 DIY.

Until then!

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