Reclaimed Wood Table

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Project by gsimon posted 02-21-2015 08:17 PM 1280 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found three old solid wood doors on the side of the curb last summer which yielded some pine, fir and cedar. I also had some 4×4 hardwood pallet wood and a new glass shower door which i salvaged from a local glass company. The original intent was to make a glass top loft style desk.

I wanted the bolt holes from the pallet to be left where they land and i wanted the cavities from the old cast metal door latches and handles and locks to show as well. The desk turned into a table and the holes were not as charming as I thought and the notches and holes for the glass door hinges and handle took away from the build of the desk and so on

In the end I have a 25.75” wide x 74.25” long x 31.5” high table that is still becoming something else. I could not get the table top dead flat and filling the cavities with different woods did not give me the desired effect either. So why did I post this? Because it’s been a few months and there are some cool elements to it and I thought it might be a way to move on to another project for now. I did learn how to do haunched and through tenons and I dovetailed the center cross member to the center of the front and back aprons.

-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 02-22-2015 02:25 AM

Great build and I bet you can resell the hardware

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 12:27 PM

Amazing what can be done with things some people throw away. I like when people RE_PURPOSE material. That table turned out very nice.
Keep searching-keep building

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 03-30-2015 01:58 AM

I saw your comment about using reclaimed wood so I wanted to come and see how you used yours. You did well. It’s a nice looking table you made. The clamp picture #6 was a good touch too.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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