Desk Build from a Coffee Table – Trash to Treasure – Woodworking Repair

Learn how to convert a coffee table into a desk using metal legs. We also show you how to repair marks in wood with wax sticks.

Related Videos:
– Build a Simple Desk – https://youtu.be/60p8jVBAviU
– Desk Build from Old Parts – https://youtu.be/zjP6PpPvHgY

This project started by a customer contacting us with an interest in converting her coffee table to a desk. We discussed several options and based on her table, we decided a pair of metal legs were the best solution for her desk. The customer wanted gold legs, so she took on the task of painting the black legs the gold color she wanted.

This is a unique coffee table that was made in India. The top is solid wood with holes drilled through it in a decorative pattern and metal inlays. The challenge with this table was to repair the broken corner on the apron as the table had warped and on of the corners had separated. The repair required cutting off part of the apron and reattaching it. The broken corner was also reattached with glue and a pin nailer.

Once the apron was repaired, the flaws needed to be filled. I used burn-in wax sticks to fill the voids and disguise the repair.

The legs were attached on an angle that allowed the customer to sit in the middle of the desk. This concept came together when I met with the customer and we collaborated on the desk leg configuration. It turned out well.

Supples Discussed:
– Gyokucho Japanese saw – https://amzn.to/2HOtGQI
– Wax filler sticks – https://amzn.to/3lijqxL
– Soldering iron for melting wax filler sticks – https://amzn.to/3lh5Fzs
– Stain markers – https://amzn.to/3o4Oenk
– Makita pin nailer – https://amzn.to/2HLzuKF
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This video is hosted by Scott Bennett, Owner of Wooden It Be Nice – Furniture Repair in Brooklin, Ontario, Canada. www.WoodenItBeNice.ca

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