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Kitchen table from reclaimed workbench

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Project by Kwit posted 07-30-2014 02:51 AM 2045 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally finished the kitchen table I always promised myself. I found the right materials; the workbench from my childhood home basement was made from 1 3/4” T&G pine planks. So I cleaned it up and made my version of a trestle table. I removed the nails during fabrication – but I replaced them right before finishing with oil base poly

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 03:14 AM

Great vision, great execution. Congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 09:10 AM

Love it. Great way to keep childhood memories around.

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

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 07:29 PM

That has a nice warm feeling about it. People will like to eat there.

-Paul

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#4 posted 07-30-2014 11:10 PM

I’m a sucker for bread board ends any time … Boy, if this old bench could talk … The stories it would tell.
What a unique and one of a kind piece, love it.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 12:00 AM

Great salvage of your old workbench! It lives on in your dining table, around which many splendid meals will be enjoyed!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 01:08 PM

That came out great, nice job! Enjoy

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 06:32 PM

Way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 07:04 PM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 07-31-2014 08:19 PM

I read the title and was afraid I would see a beautiful old hand tool workbench sitting in a kitchen. What a pleasant surprise!

It’s cool that you could re-purpose this piece of your past and you did a great job making it all flow together. The trestle looks as if it could have been sitting under that top for over 50 years. Right style, proportion and feel.

Very well done!

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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