Scap wood to coffee table in 2 hours

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 12-31-2015 06:09 AM 1212 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is fond of rustic, simple, unpretentious furniture. Visiting Lowes for some rough-cut cedar to make him a table for Christmas and saw a pile of boards that were used to sticker bundles of 2×4’s for shipping. They were on a cart heading for the dumpster, so they gave them to me for free.

I also picked up some pre-threaded iron pipe and four flange fittings (about $70 total).

Tuned up the wood to uniform thickness on the table saw and added contrasting breadboard ends from a darker board. Left the surface full of gouges, ink labels, and nail holes. I planed down some of the unusually high edges.

Took a couple hours since there was no finishing or sanding.

He loves it!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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Chris Davis

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 11:39 AM

Great job. Love the pipe idea for the legs!

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 03:10 PM

Nice job! Great idea that saved useable wood from being put into the landfill.

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