Scrappy End Table

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Project by JeffG posted 11-28-2011 06:05 AM 4851 views 55 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do you do with all those leftover scraps of 3/4 inch wood from a summers worth of projects? You glue them all together and make an end table that looks like it took days of planning and work. Even with the 100 pieces and tapered legs, this project took me less then 10 hours. The center block is connected to the legs with dowels for strength and assist in line-up when gluing.

A cool bonus of this piece is that it looks just as cool right side up as it does upside down.

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 06:16 AM

Nice work man!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 07:08 AM

Dude, that is awesome! I really like the form and the way it draws your eye down the piece.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 10:24 AM

Great idea. I like it.
Whats is the actual size of the centre block?

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 11:54 AM

this is a beautiful piece of functional art!!! NICE

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 02:32 PM

Really REALLY nice!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 03:27 PM

Excellent idea!
That is indeed a work of art!
very clever way to clean up the scrap bin and make a show piece all that the same time, great work!

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#7 posted 11-28-2011 04:18 PM

Very cool.

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#8 posted 11-28-2011 05:55 PM

super cool ,neat

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-28-2011 06:16 PM

@ DaveGLX

100 pieces of 3/4” scrap, so I’m assuming the block is 7 1/2” x 7 1/2”.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#10 posted 11-28-2011 07:04 PM

Correct vakman, the final size is around 10×10 with the legs. The end table is a gift for a family member who lives in an apartment in NYC – small on size and big on design is key in NYC.

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY

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#11 posted 11-28-2011 07:33 PM

Fantastic! It looks gorgeous.

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#12 posted 11-28-2011 07:58 PM

I like! It.

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#13 posted 11-28-2011 08:02 PM

very creative!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 11-28-2011 08:24 PM

very cool ….looks like the inside of a cavern

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#15 posted 11-28-2011 10:15 PM

How heavy is this? Great use of scraps! Now all you need to do is make a matching coffee table.

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