How to: Build this Americana Coffee Table from Scrap Wood

created at: 06/04/2015

“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity– intellect and resources– to do something about them.” — Henry Ford. And it’s time to put that intellect to good use (even if your resources are limited) like this US Army serviceman did while on deployment in the Middle East.      
Christian Reed of is currently deployed overseas but that hasn’t stopped him from building this flag-inspired coffee table out of available scrap wood. And he did it all in 110 degree heat with just a couple beat up and sand-filled power tools. Hooah. 

It’s pretty interesting to see a project come together on the sand, and I love Christian’s method for adding the stars (he removes material in the worn wood to reveal fresh fibers below).