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Small pine side table, and simple pine chest,

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Project by Dusty posted 2441 days ago 2558 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small prototype pine side table inspired the final “oops mission ” side table.

Made completely with scraps it is not only economic, it can be built easy in a day.

One big advantage of a side table this size is it fits well next to walkways or narrow areas along side a chair and yet still can hold a lamp and other items.

This simple chest also was a prototype for an inexpensive simple chest that could be made for about twenty five dollars in material costs, and completed in a day.

This was accomplished.

-- Dusty





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 2441 days ago

Nice Dusty, simple but very nice. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 2441 days ago

Nice table and chest. The table almost looks like it could be expanded a bit and would make a great workbench.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dadoo

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#3 posted 2441 days ago

You’re right about the side tables…they do fit in just about anywhere. I have two myself.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Dusty

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#4 posted 2441 days ago

cajunpen,

I did make a work bench out of pine. (see picture below)

Although I like the work bench which was easy to build and is very functional with all if the pull out drawers making it easy to store tools.for storage.

However, that said If I was to build it again ( and I did … see picture below) I wouldn’t make the top out of pine. I made my first work bench top out of glued up 2×4’s plained down. The carcass is build out of oak.

Maple would of worked fine but the cost is out of this world.

The pine moves to much and makes it hard to maintain a even top.




I build my second one and used MDF for a top surface.


Live and learn.

Works great.

-- Dusty

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2441 days ago

So do you ever sleep?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dusty

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#6 posted 2440 days ago

Todd,

Only when I am on the clock being paid by the hour via someone else..

:)

Just kidding.

I have slowed down a lot after I finished “This Old Crack House”.

I can’t go 7 days a week 10 plus hours any longer.

Nor do I want to either.

Its time to enjoy the fruits of all the hard work.

-- Dusty

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Dusty

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#7 posted 2440 days ago

Todd,

Only when I am on the clock being paid by the hour via someone else..

:)

Just kidding.

I have slowed down a lot after I finished “This Old Crack House”.

I can’t go 7 days a week 10 plus hours any longer.

Nor do I want to either.

It is time to enjoy the fruits of all the hard work.

And I am!

-- Dusty

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2440 days ago

Keeping it simple always works!

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Napaman

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#9 posted 2439 days ago

teachers have clocks too…we just call the numbers different…one=september;two=oct….so right now we are heading into 4th hour…and “june-o’clock” seems a bit away…

Love the work as always Dusty…thanks for the TEACHING that you do…slow down…enjoy your JUNE…may it last a life time…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dusty

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#10 posted 2439 days ago

Matt,

Thanks,

There is nothing like sharing an experience with a project that a person might have had so that some one else may be spared from making the same possible mistake.

To me that is the learning part of woodworking, and what I like.

I will always learn new things as long as there are “teachers” willing to share there wisdom and experience.

-- Dusty

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