Re-purposing an old friend

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Project by Ivan posted 02-09-2012 05:55 PM 1320 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that my office is going to become a nursery I needed to find a way to keep the desk drawers for storage, but get the desk out of the now soon to be nursery.

My charming wife suggested making new tops and using them as side tables in the living room. So thats what I did.

Made from Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry). 3 coats of Shellac.

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 06:41 PM

Good job,smart wife. They look super.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 06:51 PM

Is the old friend the white dog or the black one? Looks like our house, lucky to find a seat!
Tables look great in that room, love the wood choice. Always nice to reuse any wood.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 10:30 PM

Good save, they look great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 11:28 PM

Very nice work, & congratulations on the soon to be new addition to your family

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 11:45 PM

Great redo, I really like it if I can make something new out of something old. Looks like the dogs are able to sleep ok.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 03:11 AM

great repurposing

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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