|Project by gsimon||posted 06-19-2016 02:10 PM||1361 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
Hall Table made from hardwood pallets and what looks to be old light virola crating that was salvaged. The pallet runners were cut up, glued and planed to make 8” wide boards that would eventually be used for the aprons. This was much more work than necessary and took much longer but it was the only way to get a completely recycled table from existing stock which was part of the challenge.
The crating had to be bottom flattened only due to various thicknesses. This avoided damage to the stamped messages on the face. I could only clean the face with cotton rags and water as to not bring it down to the natural wood. It’s stamped with “HALIFAX” and “3/16×48x96” among other codes with gives it a bit of kitch.
Satin poly clear coat all sides to seal it.
It measures 14” deep x 44” long x 32.75” high and is all mortise and tenon joinery. The floating table top is only 1/2” thick so i glued hardwood “L” shaped pads to the back and then fastened into the drawer assembly and apron.
A busted antique drawer was cut down to size and planed back to the natural walnut and clear coated.
Finish is primed and painted with Sico Evolution Oyster Mushroom Flat Finish Latex, steel wool rub and furniture wax. Hardware is antique brass knob from Lee Valley.
-- Greg Simon