Free end table

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Project by bladeburner posted 12-28-2009 05:38 PM 1792 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My son-in-law had a leftover piece of 2X10X4 SYP from building his house that he wanted cut to fireplace lenghts. It was clear, straight and dry and I posed the question to him, “Can you see a table in this?”. He chuckled, but the next day I handed him this. The drawer runners are oak scrap however.

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 06:00 PM

That is awesome, I am sure I am guilty as well of throwing away furniture in its raw form as well. Its nice to see that you took this from trash to treasure.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 06:35 PM

Nice end table.

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 07:02 PM

Great save and very nice end table otherwise turned smoke & ash.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 07:39 PM

From a lowly piece of lumber a mighty table arose! Really? Only one day? I would have sanded for a day!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 12-29-2009 07:32 AM

Nice and quick job, well done.


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#6 posted 12-29-2009 05:24 PM

From a lowly piece of lumber a mighty table arose! Really? Only one day? I would have sanded for a day!

—Don, Pittsburgh

Don, 3 coats black spray laquer (table) and 3 coats clear (drawer) can be done in an hour. I stain drawer fronts before assembly since I’m so sloppy and it makes the DTs standout. And also, I help the drying process with a heat gun. As for sanding, I go for a smooth tactile feel, then quit. After that, I just knock off the nibs with steel wool.
Thanks all, for commenting.

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