how to make end grain coffee table

How to Make a End Grain Coffee Table

Materials You’ll Need:

  • 3⁄4-inch-thick kiln-dried cherry, oak or other hardwood end-grain squares
  • Table saw
  • Planer
  • Jointer
  • Random-orbit sander
  • Stain
  • Polyurethane
  • Wood glue
  • Six corner claps
  • Six table legs

Prepping the Wood for Your Table:

  • Carefully measure and cut each piece of wood to the desired length.
  • Using a jointer, smooth out one edge of the wood.
  • Run the planer over the face of each piece of wood to even it out.
  • Use the table saw to rip each piece of wood to about 1⁄4-inch to 1⁄2-inch thick.
  • Measure and cut the four sides of the table top to the desired length.

Assembling the Table:

  • Use the wood glue to adhere the four sides together.
  • Ensure that the corners are square and that the top is flat.
  • Once the glue has dried, use the random-orbit sander to smooth out the table top.
  • Stain and finish the wood with a coat of polyurethane.
  • Once the finish has dried, attach the legs to the underside of the table top with corner clamps.

The End Result:

Congratulations! You have now successfully created an end grain coffee table. It’s sure to be a unique piece of furniture that will draw attention for its unique grain and construction. Enjoy your new showpiece!

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