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Project by TheJollyCarver posted 05-30-2018 09:07 PM 541 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little table I made out of some scraps. Most of the table is made out of a set of drawers that came from a counter unit that I found at the dump, though the legs are made out of old deck railing.

It was a pretty quick and dirty project. The table top is made out of the front pieces of 4 drawers that just needed a bit of planning along the sides to they would sit flush. Then, after sanding off the old finish and smoothing them out, I gave it a Gunstock stain and finished with my homemade beeswax and mineral oil sealer. the table “skirt” is actually a whole drawer, minus the front piece and the bottom, so that ended up being my template from which all the other dimensions were based since I decided not to take it apart. The shelf and support pieces were made from another drawer which, once I cut off the edges that connected them, were already the perfect length, having the exact same dimensions as the top “skirt”. the only pieces of wood I actually needed to measure were the legs.

I decided to paint most of it because the legs were a different kind of wood and the other pieces were plywood, so the stain would not have looked even. but I stained the top because I liked the look of those drawer front’s, which must have been from a pretty old counter unit as they looked quite rough, but once I sanded them down I liked the rustic look.

Plus I like the look of the 2 different colours.

-- NON QVOD MANEAT, SED QVOD ADIMIMVS





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 05-31-2018 01:52 AM

Looks well constructed, good job.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 05-31-2018 03:22 AM

What is your intended use, looks like it would easily hold a table top grill if you had a sheltered place to keep it.

Nice job, saving wood is a noble cause.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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majuvla

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#3 posted 05-31-2018 07:48 AM

Nice design, I like that green colour too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TheJollyCarver

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#4 posted 05-31-2018 01:38 PM


Looks well constructed, good job.

- Woodknack

Thanks.


What is your intended use, looks like it would easily hold a table top grill if you had a sheltered place to keep it.

Nice job, saving wood is a noble cause.

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

I have it holding a couple planters in my sun porch. growing some herbs and mini tomatoes that will nee to be replanted outside soon.


Nice design, I like that green colour too.

- majuvla

it’s called tea green if your interested. got it with an eggshell finish, though I don’t usually paint my projects so I kind of just spitballed that.

thanks for the feedback everyone

-- NON QVOD MANEAT, SED QVOD ADIMIMVS

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-31-2018 03:00 PM

This is a very nice rustic table. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 05-31-2018 05:53 PM

Good looking table!
You never know how useful a little table like this is until you need one.

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

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