Repurposed Outdoor Coffee Table

Video - October 3, 2019

In 2013 I built a table for my backyard in Arizona. Watch the build here. After moving to Denver, I decided to refinish the table in hopes of giving it a “bulletproof coating” that could take anything this high elevation environment could dish out. Watch the refinish video here. Unfortunately, the finish didn’t hold up as well as I had hoped and I decided to dismantle the table and repurpose the material for a coffee table.

To ensure this table doesn’t suffer the same fate as the previous one, I made three important changes:

  • I included slats in the top to allow for drainage.
  • I used a hardwax oil finish (Osmo One Coat) containing pigments and no film. The pigments will help block UV rays and the finish won’t crack or peel.
  • The table will live under a covered area of the patio. This greatly reduces exposure to UV, rain, and snow.

Hopefully, this table will last a lot longer with yearly maintenance. If necessary, I plan to lightly sand the table and then reapply a new coat of the same finish.

There are no plans for this project since I pretty much designed on the fly with the material I had on-hand.

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