Back porch scrap coffee table

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Project by Joe posted 03-05-2018 12:38 AM 1096 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A former student works for a company that make airplane interiors. He lets me go through their scrap pile. Mostly red oak pieces 24” to 42” by 1 1/2” to 2”. These pieces can be squared up and glued together to make furniture parts. Jointing, planing and gluing pieces together is lots of work but mades nice furniture at little cost. I like to leave the the natural defects in the finished piece, I think it gives character.

Thanks for taking your time.

Take Care, Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 03-05-2018 12:51 AM

Beautiful piece. I’m also a fan of the natural “defects” as well…
And yes, squaring up the scrap wood is a little work. But I typically find myself doing the same thing with “good” wood I have to pay for…

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 02:27 AM

That is a nice looking table Joe. Nice work.

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 10:37 PM

It’s a beautiful table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 06:02 PM

Great table…I bet the glued up pieces help with stability.


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#5 posted 07-10-2018 10:48 PM

Those scrap piles often have more than red oak—things like amboyna burl!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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