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2x4 End Tables and Sofa Table

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Project by Dynamike posted 11-30-2015 05:19 AM 1258 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed these for a friend. Yes more construction lumber furniture. 2 end tables and a sofa table. Red Oak stain with lacquer.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 12:07 PM

I like those crosses details at sides. Nice tables.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 12:19 PM

You talk like “construction lumber furniture” is a bad thing. I’m sure these are not going in one of those “big, fancy 2-story southern mansion with tall fluted white columns, dont sit on the sofa because you’ll wrinkle it” kind of house. In most ANY of your “regular folks” kind of houses, these things would be great !

Nice job !

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XquietflyX

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 01:26 PM

Looks fantastic, construction lumber furniture is awesomeness!!!!!

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 06:34 PM

These are nice! nothing wrong with the wood, looks great!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Dynamike

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 07:45 PM

Didn’t mean to come off like pine is a bad thing, it isn’t, but I have a whole stack of Rough cut walnut, cherry, Red oak, and Maple in the garage. It would be nice to use some of it. The leap in the bottom line is just a little too much for some folks. Thanks all for the comments.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 02:57 AM

Very nice! From what I can tell the stain came yet very clear for pine. What was your finish schedule?

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Dynamike

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 03:45 PM

Jamess, The trick is to wipe down the piece with mineral spirits just before applying the stain. It prevents dark blotchiness and helps distribute the stain more evenly, especially on pine.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 05:17 PM

These are nice and completely functional.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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