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Project by pashley posted 09-06-2016 01:12 PM 2670 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Making classic furniture from ONE 2 x 4
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So, I challenged myself to make a furniture grade piece…from ONE 2×4!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-06-2016 01:28 PM

Very interesting concept to challenge yourself this way, looks to have been a fun project to do. Nice build.
Questions; how did you finish the stand?, and did you experience any wood movement after dimensioning the components? My limited experience with constriction lumber is a good deal of warping & twisting as it continues to dry.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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pashley

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#2 posted 09-06-2016 01:33 PM

2×4 studs are kiln dried so as to minimize warping, or they’d be useless for wall framing. That, plus the fact that the components are so small, makes for negligible movement concerns. I did nothing to it yet, finishing-wise, but the wife wants me to paint it black to be used in her office.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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cutmantom

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#3 posted 09-06-2016 01:47 PM

It is probably only dried to 19% so it will still move, rough cutting parts and letting them sit in the shop for about a week should give you an indication if anything is going to go crazy on you

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 09-06-2016 01:50 PM

I agree … very interesting concept. Great job! Tell me about the top. Is it from the same 2×4? Is there a reveal around the edge, or am I seeing a strange shadow?

Did you purposely set out to build something from a lone 2×4; or, did you see a lonely board and decide to transform it?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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pashley

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#5 posted 09-06-2016 01:55 PM

The top is a glued up piece from the 2×4…video shows it.The top sits proud, atop blocks underneath…agains, see the video at the end….

Yes, purposely set out to see what I could build from a 2×4, the supposed “nothing” piece of wood.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 09-06-2016 02:02 PM


Yes, purposely set out to see what I could build from a 2×4, the supposed “nothing” piece of wood.

- pashley

Well, you’re the MAN … very inspirational. Totally missed the video … off the view it now!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 09-06-2016 02:23 PM

neat

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 09-06-2016 03:56 PM

Very nice project, I may try that some time. I wish I could do it in only 9 minutes like you. ; ) Nice video, thanks for posting.

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AQCHandyman

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#9 posted 09-06-2016 03:57 PM

Awesome job!

-- Robert, Mass

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SteveMI

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#10 posted 09-06-2016 11:08 PM

I wish I could do it in only 9 minutes like you. ; )
With glue drying!!

Really cool, only problem is that all the gardeners your wife knows will want a couple.

Steve.

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Eddie_T

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#11 posted 09-06-2016 11:48 PM

Nice! I may borrow the design but not from a 2×4 (I’m too lazy for all that work).

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JPJ

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#12 posted 09-07-2016 01:00 AM

Nice job!

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#13 posted 09-07-2016 02:37 AM

Great concept and nice execution.

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#14 posted 09-07-2016 12:49 PM

Wow, this is really nice! Summers wood working sponsored a 2X4 contest, not sure if they still do, with nice prizes. This would have placed really high. Check it out on youtube.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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