out of the ashes

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Project by cabs4less posted 1357 days ago 1306 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I was burning my scrap pile and I always try to keep what I can but sometimes you just have to throw stuff away. Well anyway I was about to burn my old workbench top when it hit me I could make a smal table out it and just so happened to have some 12/4 pallet boards in the pile that havent caught fire yet. So I did a backdraft move and grabbed them lol ( sorry the fire wasnt even really going yet but it makes me sound cool) And since I having problems with job I got going on now I had a few days to kill so here it is. The top is pondoras pine I think and two legs are walnut and the other ones are white oak the aprons are poplar. I even left the bolt holes from my kreg plate on the top. The finish is just one of the many rejected stains I had lying around with a black paint over and a laquer clear over it all. It was fun to beat it up and distress it questions and comments are always welcomed

-- As Best I Can

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#1 posted 1357 days ago

Good save. Excellent recycling of an old bench for sure! I know what you mean about burning off the scrap pile. Good thing is most of my scrap is hardwood, and I have a fireplace… Bad thing is some of it is Mesquite, and Pecan, and both of those smoke like crazy…

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#2 posted 1357 days ago

It looks great! When I was selling furniture, there was a big market for “distressed” furniture made from “recycled” wood. This would fit right in.

Kreg pocket hole jigs, the jigs that just keep giving!

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#3 posted 1357 days ago

Nice table, and great save from the fire pile.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 1357 days ago

Nice save!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#6 posted 1357 days ago

Nice looking “scraps”! Love the distressed look.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 1356 days ago

Nice work, great look and very economical.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 1356 days ago

sblg43 thanks for the site you got my hamster wheel turning for my next weekend off

-- As Best I Can

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#9 posted 1356 days ago

great job !! like distressed look of it as well !!

& its great to see a good story behind a project , that is better than buying timber for the purpose !!
Salvaged material is always best for character features !!

Thanks for sharing !

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#10 posted 1349 days ago

Nice looking table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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