Back in December, when I picked up the broken pieces of a few large tree planters from the Broadway Lofts in downtown Fresno, I wasn’t sure how I would use them. Later I realized the tapered side panels, most of which were still intact, could be made into very unique tops for coffee tables.

When I made the coffee table in these pictures, I wanted to keep the tapered panel as original as possible, complete with nail heads, nail holes and gaps between the boards. The only structural change I made was adding an extra brace underneath to make the tabletop sturdier. The legs and leg braces are made from the beat-up 2×4’s that once held the planter boxes together.

The table was finished with several hand-applied coats of a durable satin finish that enhances the wood’s natural beauty. (The entire table was hand-sanded between coats.)

I have only a few of these panels, so if you’re interested in purchasing this coffee table or one like it for $175, please send me an email at ReclaimedWoodGoods@gmail.com

This item is available for pick up, or I’ll provide free delivery in the Fresno, California area. Delivery elsewhere in Central California is available for a reasonable charge based on mileage.

Buyer from outside of California will be responsible for choosing and paying a carrier for freight pick up and delivery.