OBG Project – Coffee Table

Somehow I neglected to take in-process photos. This is currently residing at my sister's house.

Yes friends.  We have come to the final Oldie But Goodie project: A coffee table match for the Shoe & Hat Rack.

As a companion piece, the design and construction are unsurprisingly similar.

Parts List:

3/8 Galvanized Floor Flange – Lowes (x12 this time.)

3/8 Galvanized Pipe, 12″ Long – Lowes (x6.  They’re there.  I promise)

3/4″ Plywood, 4′ x 2′ – Lowes (x2.  You may find these pre-cut to this size.  If that’s the case, awesome.  Wood type is up to you.)

Screws – Lowes (Again, I think I used #10 x 3/4″ Flat Head Phillips Wood screws to mount the pipes. Allow me to reiterate that wood screws are the worst)

PanHead Thread-Forming Screws – Lowes (I can’t seem to find the exact ones used on the project.  These are for the casters, so reference those.  Shouldn’t be any longer than 1/2″.)

2-1/2″ Rubber Casters – Lowes (x4.  You can grab ones that lock too if that’s your preference.)

Spray Paint – Lowes (Needed it to match, so again used hammered black.)

Wood Stain – Lowes (Choose based on your preference.)

Polyurethane – Lowes

Helpful Tools:


Power Drill

  1. Prep Parts

    Sand, stain, and polyurethane the two pieces of wood.  Assemble and paint the pipes and flanges.

  2. Stage Build & Assemble

    Keeping with the general look and feel of the shoe/hat rack, the pipes were centered 2-1/4″ from the edges in each corner, with the final pair in the center of the long edges.  Make sure to pre-drill your holes so assembly goes a bit smoother.

    You sank my Battleship

  3. Mount Casters

    Flipping the table over, square up and mount the casters to each of the four corners.  They’re 1-1/2″ from the edges on mine.

    I feel pretty terrible that I can't identify those screws.

  4. Enjoy

    via GIPHY

If you’re enjoying what you see here, follow me on Twitter @DragonMtnDesign!  For those who have been longing for a new 3D printing project, the Prusa i3 MK2 I ordered back in January should arrive early next month!  Cross your fingers.  We’re almost there.

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    • James

      Thanks! It’s a fairly easy project. The whole thing can be wrapped up in a weekend. Most of the time is spent waiting for the stain/paint/polyurethane to dry.

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