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Project by Woodfix posted 05-14-2009 11:55 AM 1611 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a piece of classic fine furniture but I am very proud of it. It was made from hardwood tongue and groove floor board (over a hundred year old, I am told) for the top and some equally old fence posts salvaged when I built a new fence at my mum’s house. Watch this space, I am only just starting out and hope to improve upon this effort with time.

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bowyer

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#1 posted 05-14-2009 02:07 PM

Nice work. Salvaged wood is alot of fun to work with

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 03:47 PM

Great job on recycling. That tongue and groove really gives it a unique look that I do’t think I’ve ever seen before. Are those light colored circles on the sides dowels?

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#3 posted 05-14-2009 05:24 PM

Very sturdy table good use of found wood

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#4 posted 05-14-2009 07:09 PM

Nice features, great use of reclaimed wood, and good, practical design. Excellent build—that thing will be enjoyed for generations to come! Well done. :o)

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Woodfix

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 12:22 PM

Yes the light colored circles are dowels. All the techniques were improvised from basic handyman skills. Now I am getting lessons, I try not to look at it too closely. Regardless, my sister has the table and she loves it.

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#6 posted 05-17-2009 12:00 PM

Hi there Fix er of wood.,

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#7 posted 05-17-2009 12:20 PM

Nice job with the recycled wood. very nice design and welcome to LJ’s

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