DIY Wood Slab Table









It’s been a while since I’ve done any DIY projects around the house, but I’ve been so busy, that finding the time to do anything more than what’s necessary hasn’t happened.

I’d been pondering a project every since seeing this really awesome coffee table at Salvage One, and I finally decided to make it a reality, or at least do some research on it. The construction of the table was relatively simple, so really all I needed was a gorgeous slab of wood and some stain. No biggie, right?

Actually, that was right. I thought finding a good slab wood would be expensive and a little bit difficult, but I came across Keim Lumber during my first Google search. They had a HUGE selection of wood slabs in all different types of woods, sizes and price points. I wanted something on the less expensive side and went with the hard maple — they have some really awesome round pieces right now!

The hairpin legs were repurposed from the first time I updated the coffee table. I stained the slab with the dark walnut Minwax wood stain from Home Depot and then polished it with a few coats of Briwax.

One of the things I love about this table is the size. It’s smaller than my first one, but I think it’ll be perfect in whatever apartment Rob and I move into next summer. So, what do you think of the new table? Is it something you’d make?

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