Repurposed Table Frame

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Blog entry by SlickTX posted 01-17-2017 05:14 PM 1015 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife and I bought a vacation condo a few years ago and it came fully furnished with some dated furnishings. One of which was a metal table frame with a glass insert that was used as a night stand in the guest bedroom. We had the condo fully repainted recently and my wife brought the table frame home and painted it to match the wall color. She asked me if I could make a new top for the table and like any busy and extremely overworked husband I bowed up and shouted back at her . . . “yes, dear”.

Here is what I had to start with.

I don’t have any pictures of the wood working, but here you can see the finished table top. It is 5 1×6 red oak boards ripped down to 5 1/4” each, glued, sanded and stained.

I also routed a beveled edge on the table top.

I then cut some red oak 1×2’s at 45 degree angles as hold downs. The mechanical attachment is 1/4-20 brass inserts and pan head machine screws.

The finished table.

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 06:08 PM

Well done!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 03:02 PM

Well done, glad you showed her who was the boss.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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