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Project by Tim Royal posted 03-29-2015 06:17 AM 1456 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first furniture project in many years. The end table I posted earlier was a simple one day project, but I have been working on this one for awhile. It is a palletwood chevron semi-rustic table. I say semi-rustic because I added walnut strips and ends for color and kept the glue up tight over 1/2 inch MDF (the only wood I paid for!), then did 4 coats of BLO to bring out the REALLY nice character of the wood and the spalted oak sides (which the pics don’t do justice) then 4 coats of semi-gloss lacquer. The sides are from pallet runners which were rabbeted for the top and capped with walnut from a salvaged dining room table. The base and tapered legs are from a trash picked broken coffee table and are of a very clear 5/4 poplar, resized, sanded and stained “rich mahogany” to continue the dark light contrast.

There are quite a few things I would do differently now, but I am pleased overall. Feel free to critique, I am learning a great deal from this forum.

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 11:31 AM

nice functional use of what some will call firewood. Good job -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 12:05 PM

This table has a lot of character. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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devann

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 12:26 PM

That’s a pretty table. I thought it was a dinning table when I first saw the small picture. After clicking on your post I see it’s a coffee table. Well done.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Tim Royal

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 04:30 PM

Thanks guys, I had a good time making it! Time for a new and tougher challenge!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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gsimon

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 08:04 PM

I really like projects using reclaimed lumber – nice use of the lumber and a thoughtful gift!

-- Greg Simon

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indgreg

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#6 posted 03-31-2015 06:52 PM

very sharp table it great ive got another 1 to make but never enough time in the day

-- greg indiana

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