Alley found Table Top to Charging Vallet.

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Project by cynic73 posted 01-26-2015 08:57 AM 1873 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was driving past an ally an happened to spot some old furniture being tossed out. I drove past and convinced my self to go back. I stopped and felt a little weird looking at this but in the collection was a table top covered in bird poop and children stickers on the bottom. It wasn’t looking to good, but it did have the manufactures sticker stating it was a maple table. I put on the work gloves threw it in the truck bed took it home cleaned it off and stripped all the scratched up finnish. I gave it a good sanding and built this. The drawer front was a piece of cutt off scrap I got for $4 dollars at Rockler when I was picking up the flocking material and a drawer pull. I asked what it was and they thought it might be Ash. I am not skilled enough to identify wood species yet so I am going to have to take their word for it. I resawed it so I can build a second one of these.

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 04:38 PM

Great repurposing project. Your design and workmanship are very nice

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 05:07 PM

Nice job. Way to go with salvaging the table for new life. I’m making my wife a charging station right now. I like your design better. I may have to start over :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 07:02 PM

One man’s trash .... I like free stuff, in fact free is my favorite four letter F word.
Applebee’s remodeled their local store and threw the 1” thick oak tables in the dumpster … Yeah, they landed right in my pickup.
Great save on your reclaimed Maple, your charging station/ valet looks really nice

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

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#4 posted 01-27-2015 08:25 AM

Thanks I hope to build some more with variations in the design and wood.

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#5 posted 01-27-2015 12:37 PM

Nicest charging station I’ve seen. Not sure I’m stilled enough let for something like that but I will save it for the future.

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#6 posted 03-19-2016 02:26 PM

Well done! I like the grain orientation on the sides vs horizontal.

-- Dale

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