Dark Walnut & Oak, Scrap Wood End Table

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Project by tinman_362 posted 06-15-2011 01:42 PM 1699 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been looking for an end table that would fit between the couch and the sofa chair. It is the perfect height and angle to fit. I decided that i would give it a try.

I made it out of scrap wood that have come across here and there (dumpsters). The wood is Dark walnut and oak. After the initial glue up, i decided that i couldn’t bear to put any nails/screws in it, so i used dowels. I used pine dowels as well as bamboo dowels (chopstick: i got the idea when my wife and I went out to dinner with friends). I decided to use the dowels for the contrasting color effect.

I hope you all enjoy my project.

I would really appreciate feedback.

Thank you

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 01:55 PM

Looks great!! Whats next??

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 02:50 PM

Workerinwood: Thanks. I have to make one more end table like that one. I’m going to try to incorporate mesquite onI’m still practicing different technique’s with different woods, so I don’t know yet.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 03:58 PM

Cool table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 04:31 PM

Nice, I too have used chopsticks for dowels before !!!

The legs even look similar to the ones on my Walnut/Oak end table in my projects.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 12:59 AM

DaddyZ: Thank you. the chopsticks were a special touch because I got them from the restaurant that we went to for our anniversary.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#6 posted 06-23-2011 04:10 AM

Nice combination of woods. Need to find some of those dumpsters you have been diving in.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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