When life gives you scraps, make a table

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Project by RoccoD posted 02-17-2020 08:39 PM 1092 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I was looking at all these oak stairing pieces that were left over from replacing the stairs to the basement. I am a person who does not like wasting wood, so I made a table to donate to a consignment shop which does a 50/50 split between them and the VFW. So, to explain how this was done I had oak stairs which were bought from Lowe’s. They were made by gluing 2”X 2” by approximately 3’ oak strips together, then they apply a oak veneer over it. The stairs were not as wide as the treads so I cut them and used the left over pieces to make this table top. So in doing this, I cut strips from the side profile of about 1/4”then cut them to accommodate the angles so they would fit in the pattern on a 5/8” piece of plywood.Then I created the legs from scrap pine. This is the end result.

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#1 posted 02-17-2020 09:09 PM

Very nice work my friend…

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#2 posted 02-18-2020 02:28 AM

Wow. Very nice. I like the unique top and the great legs. Nice cause too. Well done.

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#3 posted 02-18-2020 04:16 AM

I once heard an older Man say that it was a scrappy little table. Thinking now he was talking about one of these.

Good on you for the woodworking donation to a good cause. It sure looks like a table.

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#4 posted 02-18-2020 05:48 AM

I, too, “am a person who does not like wasting wood.” You’ve made a very attractive, functional table for a worthwhile cause. Thanks for sharing.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 02-18-2020 09:35 AM

Thank you all.

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#6 posted 02-18-2020 01:55 PM

I really like the leg design, and a great way not to waste wood.
Looks great, thanks for sharing!

-- Rich

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