Scrap Wood Night Stand

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Project by ProbablyLost posted 10-13-2008 04:32 PM 1684 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 5 years ago I moved in to the house I am currently living in. The previous owner left some random stuff in the garage which included about 25 pieces of pine that was all the same size(3/4”x1”x18”), some molding also 18” long and some squares of 1/4” ply. It was obviously left from some other project. I am always happy to take free wood! I was going to use it to make a couple of paneled boxes just to store tools in, but when I started laying out the sticks a table just started to form. I had to stain it really dark to cover up all of the crappy places on the wood….... anyway this is what I ended up with.

-- Chris

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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 10-13-2008 04:36 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 10-13-2008 05:40 PM

Like it, The color and the project. nice looking.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 10-13-2008 06:11 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-13-2008 07:16 PM

I love what treasures flow out of other’s discards…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 10-13-2008 07:23 PM

Wow, that’s an incredible piece for scrapwood!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 10-14-2008 01:02 PM

The project looks great.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#7 posted 10-15-2008 05:38 AM

isn’t it amazing how the wood almost tells you what it wants to become ? I have made so many projects from pieces of wood with no idea what the final piece should look like and had the most fun doing it that way : ) You have done a remarkable job with what you created here from scrap : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 10-17-2008 09:00 PM

If you hear a rustling in the hedges tonight it is just me raiding your scrap bin. Great project and beautiful wood.

-- Adam,

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#9 posted 12-16-2008 03:00 AM

That is as close as one can get to making a silk purse from a sows ear. The legs really set the piece off.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 07:57 PM

It’s a marvel at what can be done with scap when the right person gets a hold of it!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#11 posted 02-09-2010 12:39 AM

Scrapwood!!!!! wow an amazing piece.

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#12 posted 05-19-2010 10:17 PM

That’s beautiful. I can’t wait till I can turn good wood into stuff like this… and you did it with scraps!

-- Harold

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