Barn Siding Table

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Project by bandit571 posted 06-17-2014 08:45 PM 1122 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What started out as a pile of old Double Dutch 4” Barn Siding and a Red Oak 2×4 slowly came together into a small table. Mortise and tenon work by hand tools, boards planned smooth with hand planes, legs turned on an old lathe that hadn’t been used in almost two years. Shelf stops to allow cords for an Xbox to tuck behind the table when it is next to a wall. Minwax “Maple” stain. Glaze by Krylon, due to the rough handling it will see holding all that Xbox gear. Last two photos show how it looked before the finish was applied.

Recycled all the lumber used in this project.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 08:53 PM

That came together nicely, Bandit. The finish looks pretty good from here. I’m sure the X-Box will enjoy its new home.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 08:53 PM

Nice project, Bandit. Especially nice to see how it all came together.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-17-2014 09:06 PM

Excellent job sir. Lots of hard work went into it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 12:25 AM

Amazing what you do with seemingly old and worn out stuff, Bandit! Beautiful table! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 01:24 AM

Not only a great looking table….
But a testament to your determination to “git ‘er dun”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 11:53 AM

Well I tell you partner, the old barn never looked so good in its previous life. Now can you do the same for my mother in law?

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#7 posted 06-18-2014 12:14 PM

Or my husband?

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 06-18-2014 01:17 PM

I may be good, but I’m no miracle worker…..

Thanks for looking in. Table is now in it’s new spot, fully loaded with xbox stuff, and a flat screen tv. New owner ( son and grandson) gave both a thumbs up, and a high five.

Cost of the table? NADA, other than any spare time…....

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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