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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 12-20-2013 01:28 AM 1204 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a little out of my realm, first off no cedar was involved in this project LOL. This was an old end table that had sat on a back porch for 6 years uncovered. The task was to restore the end table and turn it in to a desk with an attached seat for my friends grandson. So I said okay bring it to me, stripping it down sucked! I hate that nasty dust, we did some minor repairs and gave it a nice finish sand, not as bad as I made it out to be. Then we had to make a seat and figure out how to attach it with out making screw holes on the out side, the goal is to make it detachable later on as he grows bigger. So we gave it all a nice dark walnut stain and a couple coats of polyurethane and wow, it’s a whole new piece. I have to admit this project was fun, I love turning junk in to nice looking usable furniture.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 01:31 AM

Very good save Todd

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 01:41 AM

Very nicely done, Is the desk’s wood Poplar? And bench’s top furniture grade plywood? Looks beautiful and extremely useful for the young man. Thanks for showing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 01:44 AM

Nice restore job,Todd!

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

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 02:17 AM

Great job buddy. Im sure the stripping/sanding was a real pain. All the nooks and crannies def take alot of time to get. I really like the chair that you made to go with it, and the finish that you put on both. Im sure the little feller will use and appreciate it for many years to come.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 04:03 AM

Great restoration, still a long life for this table.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 05:19 AM

Hey Todd, that is a real cool restoration, turning something unwanted into a useful piece.
Congratulations and well done.
Thanks for showing.
Merry Christmas.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 04:20 PM

Looking good buddy….I always knew you could work with something other than cedar….lol Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#8 posted 12-20-2013 05:22 PM

Thanks every one and have a safe Christmas / Holiday season. Just a quick update the customer picked up the unit and was totally amazed that it was the same piece she brought in. Things like that make doing what we do more enjoyable.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 12-21-2013 04:54 AM

great work,i like the seat you built for the desk.good job on saving the table.first thing i thought when i seen you had done this is that’s not job as always!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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