End tables from reclaimed wood

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-06-2014 12:59 PM 2455 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made three of these actually. All are made from reclaimed pine from a garage attached to a house made in 1870. The boards were painted red on one side and I left that paint on them but it is on under side of top. Legs were made from the rafters and studs of building.

Drawers are made from a piece of wood that was up in rafters and I think it was birch.

Put one coat of oil based varathane and then let it dry for a few days and then finished with Enduro-Var Water-Based Varnish from lee valley. It is designed to over coat oil based finishes.This way I get the nice look from oil.

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 01:10 PM

That is a really cool project! That wood is really nice too. Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 01:27 PM

Love the old growth pine, it’s unfortunate there’s not more of it around. Nice work.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 02:39 PM

A totally unique design,great use of reclaimed wood.

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#5 posted 06-06-2014 06:22 PM

Great design I love the finish thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 12:11 AM

Great use of that reclaimed lumber! I like the curved legs, too!

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#7 posted 06-07-2014 03:20 AM

Great job. Very nice design. :-)

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#8 posted 06-07-2014 07:06 AM

Gorgeous wood. I’ve never been a huge pine fan unless it’s like what you got. Well done.

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 12:23 AM

Love it – great job

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#10 posted 07-28-2014 12:20 PM

That’s a really nice pair o tables.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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