My Bricklayer's Coffee Table - Rustic & Refined design
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March 11, 2012

My Bricklayer's Coffee Table - Rustic & Refined design

Reclaimed wood coffee tables are perfectly rustic & refined. Stylish, practical, beautiful and nearly indestructible, these eco-friendly tables can only get better with time. Last summer I came across a beautiful bricklayers coffee table in my favorite magazine, House Beautiful. After some research and realizing it was a pretty trendy table, I knew I had found the solution to my large living room and dwarfed coffee table dilemma.

Update: This turned out to be so popular I made a few for friends and ended up with an Etsy store. Haute Habitats has many custom reclaimed wood furniture pieces. Check our store out!

I love a good project and nothing gets me more energized than having something to plan, create & construct. It helps to have a multi-talented friend who also likes a good project and just happens to be a great welder - lucky me :-). With his help, this table came together almost painlessly (except for the 2 weeks it took to rust the iron to my satisfaction).

The wood I chose is over 250 years old and from an old barn in upstate New York. I originally bought the wood for another project – my wood wall (another House Beautiful inspiration). It’s not as hefty as the Restoration Hardware version – but this wood has a ton more character and it shows.

I've spent hours putting things on it and taking them off. I'll soon have the right combination of "stuff", but I adore it naked. It’s full of texture and character and smooth enough to run your hand over without any splinters. It’s strong, beautiful and one of a kind.

Nope, you can't have mine (loved the nice offer I already received). Drop me an email and I'll get you to the right guy.

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