Reclaimed Modern Coffee Table

This was a creation for some friends that engage in lots of hospitality. They have a massive round sectional couch that seats approximately 15 people and they wanted a table to fit it. This table is really big at 64″ and the pictures don’t quite capture the size. At a few points we had trouble making sure the table didn’t sag. when the span is that large you have to start using larger pieces of lumber.  All of it is made from reclaimed lumber except the trim, which is made from strips of pine taken from dead/fallen trees.

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This is the backing layer made of pine 1x 12s.
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The 1x 12s were joined with a combination of dowels and pocket hole screws

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This is a massive beast
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I had to create a special compass for the router to be able to create the full circle and come as close to perfect as my tools wood allow.

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After the backing later was done we trimmed reclaimed wood and did a layout to make sure we liked the arrangement.
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That is glue. We wanted the table to be really strong. By crossing the grain of the 2 layers we were able to make the table really strong.

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The base was made from reclaimed 4x4s. Used dowels and screws to join them.

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This is the finished table top.

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We then added a thin strip of pine to go around the table to trim the edge. Motorcycle/truck straps held it together till the glue dried.

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The completed table in our garage.
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The living room before the table arrives.
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Its final home
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