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Wood Crate Coffee Table with Star


Bkarner
Bkarner
Bkarner
Bkarner

This crate table was a Christmas gift for my girlfriend that was inspired by a project on Hertoolbelt. Since this was my first project And I didnt want to disappoint her I ended up encorporating a Cowboys star into the table since she is a big fan! Little did I know that this would be such a tall order to accomplish as someone new to woodworking.
But going into this project I knew what I wanted it to look like and it was just a matter of learning what was needed in order to create it.
The tabletop was cut into individual peices and stained seperately in order to stain with the grain consistently. Then the peices were screwed together and a layer of epoxy was poured on top.
Tips that I would suggest.
-The more intricate the design the better the wood you should buy. Or epoxy it.
-Perfect your staining technique or buy alot of mineral spirits.
-Small cutting mistakes will haunt you later with the more peices you add.
-The right tools will save you from alot of headaches (or like me invest in BC powder)
-And dont settle for less than your best. So if your frustrated come back to it later.

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      • I USED TYPICAL PINE BUILDING MATERIAL AND USED EPOXY TO PROTECT THE TABLE TOP
      • 50% PALLET WOOD BASE AND ADDED TO SUPPORT TO THE ORIGINAL DESIGN TO ADD SUPPORT TO THE MULTIPLE PIECED TABLETOP
      • 4 RECONSTRUCTED WINE CRATES
      • MINWAX POLYSHADES SATIN MISSION OAK

Comments (10)


  • that looks awesome!
    By lynn, on January 17, 2016

  • This is amazing!!!! Love the star.
    By Her Tool Belt, on January 19, 2016

  • Aww thanks Amy!! I appreciate the support! My girlfriend really did love it. And I loved building it too.
    By Bkarner, on January 23, 2016

  • Finally got to vote for your project. Absolutely love it!
    By Encars1es, on January 24, 2016

  • I love this....
    By Panama, on January 25, 2016


  • Wow! For a first project you really went all the way! Love the star your incorporated on the top!
    By nonniswoodshop, on February 17, 2016

  • Thank you Karen! I appreciate that. There was a very steep learning curve. But I enjoyed every hair pulling minute of it, lol.
    By Bkarner, on February 17, 2016

  • Wow weird Nonniswoodshop it just said your name was karen.
    By Bkarner, on February 17, 2016

  • great looking table. do you have the cutting plan for this on here somewhere, love to make it for my wife.
    By craiglk257, on March 5, 2016

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Wood Crate Coffee Table with Star

by Bkarner
Jan 11, 2016

This crate table was a Christmas gift for my girlfriend that was inspired by a project on Hertoolbelt. Since this was my first project And I didnt want to disappoint her I ended up encorporating a Cowboys star into the table since she is a big fan! Little did I know that this would be such a tall order to accomplish as someone new to woodworking. But going into this project I knew what I wanted it to look like and it was just a matter of learning what was needed in order to create it. The tabletop was cut into individual peices and stained seperately in order to stain with the grain consistently. Then the peices were screwed together and a layer of epoxy was poured on top. Tips that I would suggest. -The more intricate the design the better the wood you should buy. Or epoxy it. -Perfect your staining technique or buy alot of mineral spirits. -Small cutting mistakes will haunt you later with the more peices you add. -The right tools will save you from alot of headaches (or like me invest in BC powder) -And dont settle for less than your best. So if your frustrated come back to it later.