Craft style end table

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Project by getlostinwood posted 11-01-2012 04:33 PM 1614 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was what I though would be an easy project to donate for a silent auction. After cutting tenons and chopping out mortises I have learned I suck at mortise and tennon joints.
This was a from scrap project, the legs and stretchers are from truck dunnage, use to haul oilfield pipe to drill sites and the top came out of the firewood pile. All in all I have $0 invested and it was a great learning curve piece. I’m looking forward to doing more mortise and tenon.

You can see the woos pile that was the supply for this project in the picture. For those always wondering where to find decent wood for free go visit your local trucking flatbed trucking company. Just make sure to make them something nice once in a while and you’ll never run out of wood.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#1 posted 11-01-2012 08:08 PM

Nice reuse of salvage wood. Great table. I love the Craftsman style.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 08:20 PM

I like the ‘found wood’ story almost as much as I like the table. By the way, your M & T joints look pretty good to me. I hope it raises some good money for the cause.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 08:21 PM

Nice job on this Stickley side table. I cannot believe that is salvage wood!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 09:05 PM

Thanks For the compliments, I really need to do a video on my free wood pile. Maybe help some others find some to save from the landfill.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 09:36 PM

Another great wood salvaged!

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 10:33 PM

Nice work…my mortise and tenon joints should look so bad!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#7 posted 11-02-2012 01:50 AM

Alright now I feel like I shouldnt be so hard on myself for my M&T but I got really frustrated when they werent square and werent picture perfect like Tommy Mac’s on saturday morning. All in all they were tight and no one blatently came up to me and said look at the big (1/16”) gap around that tenon. But if we arnt hard on ourselves….
This is why I love this sight. Other than safety issues a guy can post what he thinks is mediocre at best, and wait an hour or two, then after reading a few replys you’re ready to go build a Maloof style rocker with a hammer, chisel, and hacksaw.
Thanks for the uplift today.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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