I am now starting to build furniture for my living room. The first project that I have chosen to start with is the coffee table. I think that the coffee table is the most used piece of furniture in a living room and without one you really notice it. I am building the coffee table from Sugar Pine which is a really nice West Coast wood. It may be available in other areas of the country, but because it is cut out here it is a little easier to get a hold of. Another great thing about this wood is the price. I paid just under $3 a board foot for this lumber and will have enough to make a coffee table and a side table with a drawer.
I do want to take a minute and say that if you are going to build matching pieces of furniture for a room it is a good idea to use the same batch of lumber for the pieces whenever possible. This assures a true match between the pieces. Specially with this project because I will be staining the Sugar Pine, so I really want the two pieces to match as much as possible.
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