I love the men in my family! They all just get me. I’ve been excitedly telling my husband about my idea for our replacement coffee table (the old one was a loaner from a friend who now needs it back) ever since I saw this on Pinterest:
Love. But my search for old doors was proving pretty fruitless. I couldn’t find anything local on Craigslist, and neither did the resale shops have anything. Then karma decided to do me a solid. The Husbane asked if I was ok to handle Charlie alone so he could ride out to his dad’s and try to shoot a wild hog.
*Sidenote: wild game is delicious, especially hog meat. It’s free-range, chemical-free, and oh, so delicious. Especially when you make pulled pork with Dr. Pepper in the crockpot. Yum-O!*
I told him sure, so long as he was home by 8 to watch True Blood with me and bring me McDonald’s 😉 While he was there, he saw this little lovely just hanging out in his dad’s barn:
The Husbane asked if he had any plans for it, and he didn’t! So into his truck it went, and into my waiting arms. We measured the total length, which was 80 inches. We decided 15 inches would be good for the legs (making it a total of 16.5 inches tall) and 50 inches long on the top.
The legs are attached to the top using 2 inch screws in holes made with our Kreg jig. For additional stability and storage, we chose to add a lower shelf out of some reclaimed walnut boards my dad gave us. We couldn’t use the jig on those, as the boards are really old and warped, not to mention super dry and at risk for splitting.