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Project by Joe Anderson posted 01-09-2008 02:52 AM 1973 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted me to convert a sofa table into a small working desk. This was done due to space saving solution, She wanted to be able to be close to our ever busy son in the living room.
So I disassembled an old sofa table, reused the top. I then designed a filing cabinet system with drawers on the left and supported with a new rear leg.

I stained dark and poly on top. She loves it and I’m glad it turned out.

-- JAnderson: Columbus, OH

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#1 posted 01-09-2008 03:26 AM

Very nice recycling job. Nice end product.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#2 posted 01-09-2008 04:47 AM

As Gene says it’s a nice recycling job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-09-2008 05:59 AM

Nice reuse of the furniture. Love the modern look and the lamps go well on it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 01-09-2008 06:05 AM

And it’s a very nice compliment to the laptop!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-09-2008 11:30 AM

Good job on the recycled table. Nice touch staining the laptop to match. ;^)

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#6 posted 01-09-2008 01:59 PM

well aren’t you handy!! perfect.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-09-2008 02:03 PM

Nice table. It’s always nice if you can reuse something. Does having that front corner suspended like that causes any instability?

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 01-09-2008 06:29 PM

Great rework and reuse project. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 01-11-2008 07:13 AM

I like the dark finish. I would have liked to see a before picture! But I like how you thought to transform an existing piece of furniture instead of buying or building something new. Very practical! I’ll have to look at my old furniture a little differently from now on.

-- Happy woodworking!

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