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Project by livingontheliveedge posted 03-29-2015 04:56 PM 705 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a refinish, not a build, but the story is fun. I saw this poor table in a pile at the local junk yard and although I had no use for it I had to save it. After putting it back together (I changed the configuration to suit me) and sanding down to 220, the oak came to life. I chose to put a nice Fruitwood finish on it as the wood still didn’t look up to a clear coat. Three coats of semi gloss poly later I was happy with the look. As it sat in shop a friend commented how he liked it and I gave it to him on the spot. The kicker came a week later when he dropped of a DeWalt half inch plunge router and some bits and simply said thanks. You never know what wood can do.





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Matty272

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 05:51 PM

A gift freely given is worth far more than any haggled trade and your freely given gift brought that home!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 07:58 PM

wow – what a transformation with such a humble piece of furniture – great job
they say bad decisions make for good stories but in your case it was quite the opposite
Cheers

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 03-30-2015 12:15 AM

Nice! Both on the restoration, and on your friend “Paying It Forward” in return!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 03-30-2015 12:40 AM

Awesome story and a great restoration. :) I love seeing old raggedy furniture brought back to life.

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