|Project by Navig8r||posted 08-20-2011 12:53 PM||3289 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
A friend of mine had a small folding table that I liked, and I thought would be a fun project. I took his table from him after a camping trip, without him knowing, to take apart and use as or make templates from. A year later (these things always seem to get done later than planned, right?) I went to his house and told him to come outside, I needed to talk to him. I asked him if he was missing anything, and he said no… (he hadn’t noticed it was gone, because he had another like it.) I then told him that, a year ago, I took his table to make templates of, and, unfortunately, it did not survive the process…. I told him I whipped up a replacement for him, and I hoped it was acceptable, then walked him around to the other side of my car where I had the table new table sitting. Needless to say, he’s quite happy with the replacement!!
He is always the chef on camping outings, and a darn good one, so on the bottom, I wrote “Thanks for always keeping me well fed”
Mostly made from what was lying around the shop…. Black walnut, maple, mahogany(I think), and oak. Much of this was from old pallets and such. I did purchase a small amount of poplar, and the dowel for the handle, as well as all the hardware (all stainless)
Finished with 3 coats of Minwax sprayed on Helmsman, Semi-gloss.
First pic is finished product, second is finished product, folded….third is before the poly, last pic is the old one I relpaced.
Any comments are appreciated, thanks for givin’ it a look!!
-- ~ T.J. Hudson Valley, NY. It's all fun & games until somebody loses an eye!