Parquet Coffee Table

I’m a confident person.¬† I don’t often admit to being scared or nervous about things and I don’t usually shy away from a challenge.¬† I first saw the plans for this parquet table top over a year ago and thought “Wow! That’s beautiful”¬† followed immediately by “Yikes!¬† All those angle cuts¬†look terrifying.”¬† I was scared.¬† I didn’t want to invest time and money into a project that I wasn’t confident in completing to a level of precision that¬†would¬†allow me¬†to proudly¬†place the finished piece in my living room for all to see.

Fast forward 12+ months and several other successful builds.¬† Rogue Engineer posted plans for¬†the Lybrook coffee table that featured a trestle design with an exposed tenon look.¬† It was the perfect base for that parquet top.¬† It was time to let go of fear and worry and give this project everything I’ve got.

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Rustic Media Center

Last Christmas I built my husband’s parents a coffee table for Christmas.¬† It was the first real piece of furniture I had ever built.¬† This year, I decided to make them a media center that would coordinate with the coffee table¬†and came across an inspiration piece (click to view the original post and download a printable PDF) from Rogue Engineer.¬† The original plan dimensions made the piece 35″ tall, which was a bit too tall for their space, so I decided to eliminate the upper shelf and use 2×8’s for the top instead of 1×8’s for a thicker, more substantial look.

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