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Project by woodrookieII posted 09-12-2012 09:54 PM 3636 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m really digging these scraps. White cedar from the local fence company. That pile of wood on the bench was enough to make 2 tables/stools.

The tables/stools are 26 wide, 13 deep and 25 tall. Legs, aprons and stretchers all have the regular 5 degree angle and 5 degree bevel. Pocket screws holding it all together. I limited the depth to 13 inches so that it would fit through my planer.

With the cross-brace they’re strong enough to sit on.

....rookieII





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#1 posted 09-12-2012 11:05 PM

Not bad at all for a pile of scraps! :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 12:11 AM

It just goes to show you that there is no such of a thing as scraps…there is just wood that has not yet found it’s true place as a project.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 01:10 AM

looks good.best looking scraps i’ve ever seen!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 01:30 AM

That’s definitely a nicer scrap pile than mine. It’s always nice to get free wood.
Your stools look good.

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#5 posted 09-13-2012 01:45 AM

You called ‘em scraps? Ha ha ha…my scraps are nor longer than 1ft.
Great stools.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 02:04 AM

The stools look great! Good job with the scraps.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 02:37 AM

That’s awesome. Nice work using something meant for the landfill

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#8 posted 09-13-2012 02:50 AM

Good salvage. Good project.

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

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#9 posted 09-13-2012 04:02 AM

Nice save and great projects : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 09-13-2012 07:00 AM

Nice looking wood and tables/stools. No half laps on the cross brace? Can’t really tell but maybe the wood is too thin.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#11 posted 09-13-2012 12:26 PM

Very nice.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#12 posted 09-13-2012 01:21 PM

Nice work. Did you just go to the company and ask if they had scrap wood you could take off their hands?

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

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#13 posted 09-13-2012 03:06 PM

Very nice. Instead of the cross brace next time put a shelf on the bottom…...perhaps instead of glueing the slats into one solid piece for the shelf you could keep the gaps between the slats and make the shelf that way.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#14 posted 09-13-2012 03:31 PM

I am humbled (but pleased) to get a Bright Shiny Daily Top 3 Badge. You folks are awesome.

Me – thought about a half lap, but that’s about as far as got with ‘em. Even me Dad challenged me on that.

Ed – Yep. And then it’s all about cultivating that relationship. I’ve shown them some of the things I’ve made from their scraps and they now know I don’t just burn the stuff like others that stop in, so the shop boss is now SAVING stuff for ME. How sweet is that!!

eye – Not a bad suggestion. I considered a shelf, but liked the esthetics of the open bottom with the cross brace. It’s different. And sometimes different is good. :)

....rookieII

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#15 posted 09-13-2012 05:29 PM

NICE
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” (Assisi, ca 1200)
I love scrap / shorts / just about anything I can get my hands on.

I currently get shorts from 2 local places, Walnut at a buck a LF and another place 50% of the the standard BF price.

One other thing, sometimes Lowes and Home Depot have good deals, but HD throws awy unsold, shorts of hardwoood, that is a shame, I even triedto talking the local manager here.

All wood deserves a home, why else would we have MDF and Particle Board!!!!

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