Reclaimed Old Growth 2x4 & Copper Pipe Cocktail Table

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Project by ChicagoHiker posted 03-28-2019 03:46 PM 1766 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This custom-built cocktail table was made from about 40 linear feet of reclaimed, old growth 2×4s (from Great Lakes Yard in Chicago, Illinois) and from 140 pieces of L-grade copper pipe, 100 copper fittings, and 272 soldered joints.

This was one of the biggest and heaviest pieces I’ve ever made. Old growth 2×4s are a lot heavier than what we get at the big box store today!

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 03-28-2019 04:04 PM

nice work the combo of wood and copper pipes is the character of the wood.have you thought about doing a chemical treatment and give the copper an aged green patina,might look good with weathered wood.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-28-2019 05:31 PM

whale of a pipe fitting job – I started to count the the joints but I’ll take your word @272

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 03-28-2019 11:18 PM

Very Nice Indeed Paul! & Well done Also!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 03-29-2019 12:30 AM

Really wonderful. I love the pattern of the copper pipe in the lower shelf…I’m assuming you pressure tested for leaks… ; ). And yeah, old growth 2×4’s, which actually were 2 inches by 4 inches and had far tighter growth rings and overall strength whether it be pine or spruce…sure beats the heck out of what qualifies as stud material today!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#5 posted 03-30-2019 12:57 PM

I love it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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