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Project by JiuDuffSu posted 03-10-2012 at 02:21 AM 1195 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small electronics table I made from scrap wood. The top is made from wood I pulled up from my house floor. The balance of the oak that I used was leftover from the new wood floor I put down.

-- -- Ryan "Freedom Is Not Free"





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 at 04:44 AM

That looks very nice and you did a fine job on it. The first one you will always remember well. Just keep at it and build your shop up. You will be able to build whatever you want. Good job.

BTW, welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 at 04:56 AM

Looks good and fine workmanship…shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 at 05:27 AM

Great job. Bet you can’t build just one!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 at 05:48 AM

Great job, better as a functional piece of furniture than destined for the fireplace or landfill. Great use of scrap.
Welcome to LJ’s, glad to have you here.

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

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 at 06:24 AM

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 at 06:34 AM

Doesn’t it feel good? I see more coming from you in the future. Now get your chest and head back to normal size and post us some more. With each new project your improvement will show.

Very good job.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 at 06:54 AM

Nice job. I wish I had though of that when my floor was recently taken up.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#8 posted 03-10-2012 at 08:25 AM

I like it, and the semi-rustic style looks perfect next to your stone fireplace. What did you use for finish? With the oak I would worry about water marks from drinks. Since the top will probably get heavy use I would recommend a polyurethane product. They have water-based poly’s that dry very fast. You could put several coats on in one day.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 at 10:01 AM

That looks great, and it has a good story to it with the reclaimed wood and all.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 03-10-2012 at 03:00 PM

Sheesh pretty nice for a first piece! I’m always on the lookout for hw flooring, tends to be a lot on CL

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

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#11 posted 03-10-2012 at 03:38 PM

Well, it’s official, your hooked! Looks a lot better than my first piece. I have worked on thousands of pieces of furniture while with Pennsylvania House Furniture 25 years, and I still get excited over it, especially your first one and such a good looking one, keep up the good work. thanks for sharing.

-Mike

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#12 posted 03-10-2012 at 07:17 PM

You always will remember your first!

-- Randy, Central MN

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#13 posted 03-10-2012 at 07:29 PM

Nice!
Welcome to LJs.

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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#14 posted 03-12-2012 at 07:42 AM

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the encouragement :)

-- -- Ryan "Freedom Is Not Free"

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