I saw this table on a website and thought it was cool. I thought to myself, I wonder if I could make this but put my spin on it. The top of the table I liked was concrete, I think, but I wasn’t ready to do that just yet.
I wanted the whole table to be made out of wood, but I wanted it to be nice hardwood, not framing lumbar. The products I used for this project are:
# 281541 polyurethane semi gloss
I went to my local Home Depot and saw a selection of hardwoods, but wanted some variations in the wood. I ended up going with poplar. Some 1×3’s for the legs and 1×6’s for the tabletop.
I knew I wanted the legs and the tabletop to be thick, so I got enough to be able to glue 2 boards together to give it that look I was going for using gorilla wood glue.
Now, for the fun part. I cut the boards down to size to glue them up using the gorilla wood glue and clamped them using the bessey clamps to make sure they stayed secure. I let them dry overnight.
The next day, I mitered the ends before assembling and attached the ends using 2in 18-gauge brad nails and my Ryobi brad nailer.
I sanded all the boards down to a smooth surface and attached the long rectangular shape leg to the short rectangular shape legs from the bottom using 2&1/2in spax screws.
For the finish, I used 2 coats of polyurethane semi gloss using a stain brush, and voila… you have yourself a pretty sofa table. You can even use it as an entryway table or whatever your heart so desires.