Secret Table

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Project by toxicoval56 posted 2090 days ago 1564 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kids call this the secret table. The top is hinged to reveal a storage area underneath. This was a table made from totally reclaimed oak. It is from pallets and drawers that were actually in the dumpster. It is 100% oak and 100% free. I still need to put a finish on it. It was my own design with an influence from craftsman style. Although not perfect I really like it.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#1 posted 2090 days ago

Looks good to me and as far as the price, well, the only way that get better is use free lumber then sell it!!!!

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#2 posted 2090 days ago

That is really nice. I worked at a shipyard that kept me in lots of free hardware and wood. Amazing what some people decide is the end of usefulness in some items.

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

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#3 posted 2090 days ago

The piano bench was the inspiration for the hinged top. I thought it would be a neat addition to a side table. Good place for remotes and nintendo games.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#4 posted 2090 days ago

I think it looks great. And It’s even better that you were able to get all of the oak for free – I have to confess – I’m a “closet Druid” so anything made of oak appeals to me – While certainly not the easiest of woods to work with, or to finish with it’s large open grain, I have a soft spot for the stuff.
Really nice table – I’m going to give it a try myself – or at least a variation of it.

-- .......and if ya screw up, you can heat yer house with it......

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#5 posted 2090 days ago

I like it too, the legs’ detail work sets it apart. I especially like where you got the wood and what you paid for it. It is amazing what a pass through the planer will reveal. Of course you have to watch for nails and other foreign objects. Regards

-- Fred, Georgia

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#6 posted 1473 days ago

That’s a nice table and it’s always great to know that you made something with wood that would have ended up at the landfill.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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