Tuesday Tables: A Tribal Coffee Table

Tribal Coffee Table

You guys know Jamison at RogueEngineer.com, right?  If so, you know I’m about to post some awesome woodworking (’cause woodworking awesomeness is what he does).  If not, you’re welcome.
As the site name suggests, Jamison is an engineer, and it definitely shows in his posts.  The exacting detail is, at worst, equal to that of Jay Bates and possibly better.  Maybe that’s why he is constantly contacted by other makers to create plans for their ideas.  As an engineer myself, I love his style.
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This week Jamison posted his tribal coffee table.  I have never done torching as a finishing technique, but after seeing this project I am certainly intrigued.  That being said, I think the design would’ve stood out a bit better if he had left the middle triangle natural.  What do you think?

Tribal Coffee Table

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Free DIY Plans - Rogue Engineer

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Free DIY Plans - Rogue Engineer

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Free DIY Plans - Rogue Engineer

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Free DIY Plans - Rogue Engineer

My wife is endlessly online shopping, during one of her searches she came across an awesome table pattern and knew it was a must do DIY project. Hope you love it as much as we do! Enjoy!

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Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Free DIY Plans - Rogue Engineer

Materials

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Dimensions

DIY Tribal Coffee Table Plans - Dimensions

Cut List

DIY Tribal Coffee Table Plans - Cut List
Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Cutting Tip

Finishing

So my husband may like the building part when it comes to projects, but mostly avoids anything when it comes to finishing. This is where I normally step in and take charge. However, he couldn’t resist the torch on this one.

Who finishes before they start?!? Well in this case we needed to due to the color combo. But for this project we decided take a different route and TORCH IT! Well, because who doesn’t want to torch things?! Plus it makes for a super cool finish.

First, using 120 grit sand paper sand the rough edges of the wood. Then for the smaller triangle pieces we completely torched them. Torching the wood burns away all the softer wood leaving a raised grain. It makes for a really cool texture on the tabletop. For the long pieces we lightly torched them to add a little character.

Once all the pieces were assembled and glued onto the plywood, we used tung oil to finish. The smaller triangle pieces that we completely torched were covered in ash. We decided to leave the ash and rub it into the longer pieces with the tung oil. This gave the table a little more ashy character which we loved.

Signature - Jamie

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Torching

(And yes, I torch things barefoot. But you definitely shouldn’t do that.)

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Torching

How to build a Coffee Table with Hairpin Legs and a Tribal Patterned Top

These free and easy DIY plans will show you exactly how to coffee table with hairpin legs and tribal pattern top. No woodworking experience required. Seriously, this one is super easy. If you know how to make a 45 degree cut and can make a lot of them, then you are good. If you decide to take the plunge, go ahead and download the free printable PDF below.

Download Printable PDF

Have fun and enjoy this project. Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions you might have and I’ll do my best to get back to you.

Signature - Jamison

DIY Tribal Coffee Table Plans - Step 1Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Step 5

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Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Step 7

DIY Tribal Coffee Table Plans - Step 2Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Step 8

Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Step 9

DIY Tribal Coffee Table Plans - Step 3Tribal Hairpin Coffee Table - Free DIY Plans - Rogue Engineer

 

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