Table, and bench Repair

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 09-12-2012 06:01 PM 1044 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table I got at a yard sale for only two dollars! It was really rough when I got it, but it would be a good project for me. My Mom has always wanted a booth, she likes a booth better than table and chairs. And for two dollars! I couldn’t walk away. It took awhile to fit in the car, but we finally got it to fit. The top on the table, and on the benches are 2’’ solid oak. It took awhile to do all of the sanding, but I had to sand it or the paint wouldn’t turn out that good. This was a great project for me, it looks great and Mom loves it!


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#1 posted 09-12-2012 06:05 PM

Nice work! That’s a great deal on those. If it is 2” solid oak, for $2 I would’ve bought those and just tossed out everything but the tops (don’t need a booth). Nice work.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 06:28 PM

Thanks, That was my idea to, get the tops! But then I remembered that my mom would like a booth for the dining room.


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#3 posted 09-12-2012 06:34 PM

Hey that is really neat, AJ!! If you are going to be a woodworker and a scrounger, you need to get a station wagon! You can bring home a whole lot more stuff!!

Nice going on that booth!!. You are quite the builder!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 08:05 PM

Good save. Never pass on good wood. Keeping mom happy is good practice for keeping a wife happy :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 09:44 PM

I just love booths for a kitchen nook. I would have to make something like this.
Looks warm and comfortable.

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 10:12 PM

Thank you, I like a booth better than a table too.


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#7 posted 09-13-2012 01:53 AM

Very nice work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 09-13-2012 02:09 AM

Nice Work AJ! Great Save!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 05:52 PM

Fantastic work, AJ!

You are really helping your Mom and making her feel REALLY GOOD!
She’s very proud of you… I’m sure!
Keep it up, BUDDY!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 09-19-2012 01:14 AM

You did a great job on this. I’ll bet your mom is ever so proud of your work!


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#11 posted 09-20-2012 12:43 AM

Love it! Great work. Keep it up—you’ll have a lifetime pasttime (and maybe a career) if you keep it up.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#12 posted 10-29-2012 12:48 AM

Your family is so lucky to have a inspired woodworker in the family. AJ you are amazing!!!
Oh! And you did a grate job on the table and Bench! It looks like new!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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