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Cafe Table from Recycled Douglas Fir

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Project by gizmodyne posted 04-30-2009 03:43 AM 2915 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture 1. Finished Cafe table.
Picture 2. Top View
Picture 3. Full view of top
Picture 4. Breadboard end with walnut pegs.
Picture 5. Looking out to porch.

Our laundry porch space looked like this when we bought the house.

We relocated the machines, stripped the wood, and re-did the plaster.

I also made windows for the back of the porch.

In time for the recent home tour, Kristin wanted me to make a small table for the space.
A few years back Kristin’s school was being “renovated” and all of the old built-ins were going to the dump. With permission, we took some random school shelves that happened to be fir.

I planed two shelves down and glued them back together.

I squared the shelf and ran a tongue for the breadboard.

Notching tongue.

Cleaning up joint.

I tried just pinning with 1/4” dowels but ended up screwing through the breadboard and plugging the ends.

The base was ordered from a restaurant supply store for $25.

Someday we might make a new base but it was a quick fix for the space.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 03:54 AM

Photos great
work done great
finished table very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 04-30-2009 03:55 AM

Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Jeff

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 04:26 AM

Nice stuff as usual Giz. I envy your whole bungalow…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Napaman

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 04:35 AM

what a great result!!! I thought they were old doors at first…but shelves…those were great…did you get more then two??

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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gizmodyne

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 05:02 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Unfortunately the oranges taste awful.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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gizmodyne

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 05:02 AM

Matt. Yes I have a dozen or more shelves.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 04:04 AM

Really nice, what kind of planer do you use?

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Rog

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 02:18 AM

Dang come fly on over to my place and finish my craftsman style ranche home for me…......Really nice work..

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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