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First table I've ever built.

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Project by Andrew B. posted 02-22-2015 07:00 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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well I’ve got to start somewhere i guess and this seems to be where it is. i have tons of reclaimed wood from pallets and i got tired of staring at it so i decided to build an end table for my sofa. i built this table for about $5, and that was just for the bottle of glue, with all the wood coming from reclaimed pallets.

i decided on a 30”x18” table at 18” tall to nicely fit the area between my sofa and the adjacent wall but stay hidden behind the arm of the sofa itself. mostly i’m just using it as a cell phone/tablet/laptop charging table, but i didn’t want it to be too boring, so i chevron’d the top and used minwax espresso for the tabletop finish, and minwax early american for all the trim and legs.

im mostly happy with how it turned out considering i’ve never built a table before and was done with minimal tools. I hadn’t yet invested in a power planer or jointer so this was done entirely with a table saw, compound saw, and a hand planer with the final sanding being done with a DA palm sander.


i now have a jointer and better planers and hand planes, so the next project will be much cleaner.

-- "When im sick, I just stop being sick and be awesome instead. True Story." -Barney Stinson





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#1 posted 02-23-2015 01:53 PM

Seems like the perfect start to me. form and function shine on this one.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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