Scrappy End Table

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Project by JeffG posted 997 days ago 4376 views 51 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 997 days ago

Nice work man!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#2 posted 997 days ago

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 997 days ago

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

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 997 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 997 days ago

Really REALLY nice!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 997 days ago

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 997 days ago

Very cool.

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#8 posted 997 days ago

super cool ,neat

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 996 days ago

@ 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 996 days ago

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 996 days ago

Fantastic! It looks gorgeous.

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#12 posted 996 days ago

I like! It.

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#13 posted 996 days ago

very creative!

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

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#14 posted 996 days ago

very cool ….looks like the inside of a cavern

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#15 posted 996 days ago

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

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