I have always wanted to create a penny coffee table since I saw this counter-top on Pinterest HERE
We picked up a box of pennies from the bank.
We found these awesome legs on clearance at Lowes. Eric built the table.
I stained the table with Minwax Mahogany stain and polyurethaned everything but the top.
Next I started hot gluing the pennies to the top.
I saved the penny bending and cutting to Eric. He was able to do it with basic melt cutters....I didn't have the strength to do it.
Once the top and sides were covered we poured epox on it. We did this in our garage in a little plastic tent we made to make sure dust didn't land on the table as it dried.
The table finished! It has definitely became a conversation piece. "How many pennies are there?", "Whats the oldest one?", "Any wheat pennies?"
Answers: 1700 pennies (we took what was left of the pennies and took it to a coin star machine), 1927 (only worth $5 if it was in perfect condition which this one was not), 3 wheat pennies and 2 Canadian pennies.