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Project by chrisstef posted 04-24-2012 12:33 AM 2170 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a culmination of projects that has finally finished a vision the wife and I had 2 years ago for our little home office / computer room / where the dogsleeps. All of the furniture is from relcaimed wood that has been salvaged from demolition projects. Aside from the carcass of the filing cabinet and the piano stool Ive built and finished all the pieces.

The trestle table and pigeon hole shelving was made from pine salvaged from a 1890’s post and beam house in Middletown CT. Built about 2 years ago.

The old piano chair was bought at an antiques sale for $5 and was covered in a nasty dark stain slopped all over it but has gorgeous cast iron hardware and was brought back to life showing off that quarter sawn.

The filing cabint was a box store special. I just recently replaced the top with quarter sawn red oak salvaged from the removal of roof joists at the former Mercy Convent in Hartford CT. It was given a fresh coat of paint and the front knob was replaced with an old cast iron pull i got from my grandfathers estate when he passed.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty





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BentheViking

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 01:36 AM

way to reuse chris!

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

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Rick M.

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 05:44 AM

I’m a big fan of trestle tables and love the use of reclaimed wood. Nice work.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 11:13 AM

I like to see items reused. These look great. Nice JOB !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 12:33 PM

Great way to reuse.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 04-24-2012 12:41 PM

Thanks all. I really like having a story behind all the furniture and knowing where it came from. Most of it hadnt seen the light of day in over 100 years. I also think its kind of neat to see how my woodowrking has evolved in the past 3 years since that table was made. Id certainly do a lot of things different now but thats how we all grow, live and learn.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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489tad

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 12:51 PM

Chris nice job! The oak on the stool and cabinet top have fantastic grain. Nice save.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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chrisstef

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#7 posted 04-24-2012 12:57 PM

The best part is that i still have about 35’ left of the material that was used on the cabinet top. A little resawing of those 3”x3”’s and ill have a pile of more QS. Now if only those cut nails fell out on their own.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 04-24-2012 06:59 PM

great upcycling :-)

I like your devider is on the shelf :-)

Dennis

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 04-24-2012 07:03 PM

thanks Dennis, those dividers were a real pain, theres a total of 50 stopped dadoes in that bad boy and not a nail to be found.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 04-24-2012 07:30 PM

sorry you misunderstood me … maybee bad English :-)
another word for it can be caliber

but I believe you when you say there is 50 stopped dado´s is a pain …... to make :-)

Dennis

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 04-24-2012 07:33 PM

ahh now im with ya, bad interpretation on my part. I cant take credit for that though, i think the wife bought that somewhere along the way but i have actually used it in the shop to make large circles.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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madts

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#12 posted 04-24-2012 09:41 PM

I love it. The only problem with reusing lumber is that the pieces get smaller and smaller.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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GenerationWW

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#13 posted 04-24-2012 10:31 PM

Awesome, love to re-use old wood and give it new life!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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joseph000

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#14 posted 02-27-2013 10:04 AM

Great job.Home office furniture is becoming more popular as more people work from home.Your home office furniture need not only be simply comfortable, but it has to support essential parts of your body.Thanks.

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