EP. 54 MODERN INDOOR FIREWOOD RACK
Today on Modern Builds, I'll be making a Mid-Century inspired slatted coffee table from solid walnut and maple dowels. This design could easily be made using 2x4 pine as well.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
4 - Pine 2x2's
Pocket Hole Jig (optional): http://amzn.to/2j4gcRW
Propane Torch: http://amzn.to/2jhn5x6
Medium Walnut Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/2j6pVYq
Clear Spray Finish: http://amzn.to/2jtw2CL
Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/2jtC4mN
Be sure to adjust dimension to fit your space/needs
STEP ONE: CUT IT UP
I cut everything on the chop saw with a stop block for repeatability and accuracy, though a simple circular saw would work just fine.
STEP TWO: ASSEMBLE SIDES
With just about everything with woodworking, there's multiple ways to assemble the sides. For the bottom slats, I used pocket screws. For the top slats, I screwed straight through and used a plug to hide the hardware.
STEP THREE: ATTACH THE SIDES TOGETHER
Next, I just attahced the two sides together.
STEP FOUR: BURN IT
My initial plan for this project was to apply an ebony stain for a black look, but after applying a couple coats, it just wasn't dark enough, so I decided to burn it lightly with a small propane torch.
STEP FIVE: DANISH OIL
For some contrast, I applied two coats of medium walnut Danish oil to the three bottom slats. Then I put a couple coats of clear finish on everything so that it was clean to the touch.
That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to ask any questions and to tag me in a picture of it! I'd love to see what you come up with.
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