2x Scrap Pine Table

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Project by SquintyPolock posted 05-10-2013 12:49 PM 1512 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed some extra counter space in the kitchen, so I made this table from 2x scraps. I liked the marks and petina on the wood, so I was carful to face the roughest parts to the outside faces.

Table is 24” wide x 48” long x 36” tall.

I tapered the 4×4 legs on the table saw with a tapering jig. The legs are mortised & tennoned to the apron. The whole thing is a little top heavy, so I would not do such a dramatic leg taper again.

I used a Minwax red stain and a Minwax clear coat. However, I am recently educated on Minwax stain from my first forum post and I won’t use that stuff again.

Thanks for having a look.


-- It's all in a day's work...

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 06:23 PM

great looking table.can never have too much counter space.nice work,i’ve gotten to where i don’t use minwax much..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 02:25 AM

Nothing better than making any project out of scraps, great job with that.
I made all of my counters in my shop out of 2×4’s and 2×6’s from trash piles from my housing development when it was being built. You always have plenty of scrap construction lumber when they are building houses. I only work with hardwood mostly now and I never throw any good size scrap away. I have many of paying projects just from scrap. You just need an imagination, like making your great looking table.

-- john, south carolina

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