Kitchen Island Table (Reclaimed Decking)

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Project by Al Amantea posted 06-10-2015 06:06 AM 1376 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this table island for a client.

The lumber is reclaimed decking, found on the side of the road after a big storm. Someone tore down their deck and rebuilt it.

It is 36” high, 42” wide, and 54” long as per clients request.

I lightened the look of the island by cross slatting the lower shelf area. This also helps for placing and removing items during storage, and allows for ventilation of items on the shelf.

Since this was reclaimed treated lumber, it was sealed with an acrylic lacquer (7 coats) satin finish.

Hand scraped after assembly, minimal sanding to remove raised grain and the “fuzzies”.

The client was also well advised that treated lumber is ok for use as a table, but NOT FOR FOOD PREP. (Just in case anyone was wondering.)

The deck had a simple red deck stain on it, that really helped the grain pop after scraping, but yeah, it kinda sucked to scrape it all by hand!

The legs are cedar posts, reclaimed from the same pile.

For those who are interested, this project has kicked off 8 other tables, all from reclaimed lumber of various origins, for this client’s friends and family. Of course, this number is growing steadily. everything from coffee tables to other islands, to sofa and dining tables and everything in between.

I hope the streak never ends. Tables are extremely profitable, and really don’t take that long to build.

-- Measure Twice, then cut it again...

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Ted Ewen

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#1 posted 06-27-2015 07:53 PM

I think that’s really lovely.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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Al Amantea

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#2 posted 06-27-2015 08:11 PM

Thank you,Ted.i appreciate the compliment.

-- Measure Twice, then cut it again...

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