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After years of storage and moving this old table around, I figured it was time to finally do something with it. My initial thought was yardsale, and then I thought, why not totally re-do the thing. The table had an oak plywood top and solid wood base that was stained and finished. First was get rid of the old scratched up plywood top and build a new one. The top is reclaimed oak I had gotten from a local farm, so I didn't have any cost in materials. I lightly planed and glued the top together, added a butterfly joint to add some strength to a small crack in one board. After cutting the circle, I did lots of sanding and then finished with a satin high build polyurethane for a smooth finish. I then stripped and sanded the base, painted white and distressed the painted bottom part. The end result is now a table that catches your eye instead of taking up room in my garage.

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Nice work. Love the look.

I found one on side of road with same leg and feet. Top was garbage. Now I know what I will do with it.

Thanks for posting.
 

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That wood has some character! Nice butterfly too.
 

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real nice butterfly joint. i have the same chisels… they're not bad when u take the time to sharpen them up.

good save on the table
 
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