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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-12-2016 10:07 AM 1307 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The owner of a cafe in our town was renovating the cafe furnitures and asked our men’s shed to build 20 table tops from recycled fence tiles that he supplied. He wanted the table tops only and he will replace them on the same metal legs he is having now.The shed’s members and I are participating in this project. SEE what wonders we have managed to create from recycle fence timber which was left under the sun and rain for years.
20 tops and 20 different patterns glued on sheets of plywood are still keeping us busy to rise some money for our shed and for free lunch the day we deliver them.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 07-12-2016 10:11 AM

Job well done mate…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-12-2016 10:35 AM

Great project, Sam and the Free lunch is the best. Nice job of recycling!! That way the tables already have some history to them!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-12-2016 01:45 PM

This Cafe owner is one lucky dude to have you nearby ! I hope it is quite a NICE donation for your “shed” and involves more than 1 free lunch ! Tops look good !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 02:55 PM

I like that last one!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 03:00 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 07-12-2016 06:11 PM

Those are really nice and will provide a rustic look to the cafe.
The range of colors and shapes are outstanding.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 11:29 PM

Nice project for the Club members to be involved in Sam, enjoy the lunch. Have the members signed the blocks?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 07-12-2016 11:32 PM

very nice Sam/

-- Dan Wiggins

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 07-12-2016 11:50 PM

COOL table tops!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#10 posted 07-13-2016 01:04 AM

Very cool looking!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#11 posted 07-13-2016 06:14 AM

Nothing like hand made. Great job

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 07-13-2016 09:30 AM

Excellent Sam. Great Project for a really good cause….The Men’s Shed does a lot of good deeds for the Community as well as being there to help its members.

The Timber Tops look Super!!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 07-13-2016 06:16 PM

Realy beautiful various paterns came out of that scrap fence. I bet customer was sattisfied and cafe looks great now.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-19-2016 04:57 AM

A great idea well executed Sam.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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