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Project by Niall mMc Keown posted 817 days ago 2934 views 7 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Furniture with the markings of a past life…
I got this lumber from a recycle lumber yard. They pulled it from an old bank building in Sacramento, built around the 1930’s.
I found one really weather beaten plank which I think might have been from the building’s facade. I chose this plank to be the front of the table. The drawer handles are tuner knobs from a 1930’s radio that was beyond repair.

-- Niall, California, http://www.designagainstthegrain.com





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Jeremiah

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#1 posted 817 days ago

I really like the lines of the legs as well as the wood used. The dark spot on the front left side really gives it character. Looks like a job well done!

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Chuck Murphy

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#2 posted 817 days ago

This is a beautiful table. And a great save!

-- Chuck Murphy

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 817 days ago

Very cool. I like the desiign of the legs, and the cost.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 817 days ago

Very Nice table. I really like this stuff.

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

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flwoodhacker

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Unique design on the legs. You have demonstrated that being frugal can yield a fine piece of furniture. Great job.

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TrBlu

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#6 posted 817 days ago

Very nice table. Love the way you have recycled.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Nice work

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Martyroc

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#8 posted 817 days ago

Excellent looking table, I love the design you did with the legs. What a great use of reclaimed lumber.

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

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IndianJoe

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#9 posted 817 days ago

love it alot , I love how you did the lags

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 817 days ago

Its great to see old lumber transformed into something useful and good looking. I like the solid look of this table and the gothic style legs, perhaps a table you would find in a castle somewhere.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Bob817

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#11 posted 817 days ago

That is Awesome, nice work recycling.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#12 posted 817 days ago

Amazing transformation from picture 3. Well done.

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

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#13 posted 817 days ago

I like it. I have not been so fortunate in finding good deals on recycled lumber… still looking. Nice use here.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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takingturns

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#14 posted 817 days ago

love, love it! What are the dimensions? And how did you make the legs? I’d love to make something similar for our new family room.

-- Taking Turns

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SantaPaulaCraftsman

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#15 posted 817 days ago

GREAT! Salvaged wood is a nice variation. Anyone can make a table from new, straight wood, but what you’ve done is so damn satisfying.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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