Saw Bench - reclaimed wood

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Project by Sergio posted 12-20-2012 12:10 PM 2610 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually a multi-purpose bench I built almost 2 years ago that was exposed to the elements and today I decided to get it re-oiled
It is made of old door frames, that is easily found in construction trash bins here in Sao Paulo when people remodel their houses or apartments. The wood is very strong, but the contractors who install the door frames do not treat it properly, so after some years the end that is in the floor gets humid and begin to putrefy in that area, so it is taken out and thrown away, but 90% of the wood is still perfect. The last two pictures I took during its construction, experimenting with my recent sharpened chisels.
Easy to make, cheap and very useful. (not beautiful though!)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 01:18 PM

Looks a little like some of my work benches… made quite a few years ago and still going strong…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 04:34 PM

Looks like a winner

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 05:48 PM

Sturdy, Stout and just the right size, what else could you want??
Looks like it will grace the shop for a long while.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 07:54 PM

That’s a champion!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 01:26 PM

Sometimes I find that this rustic look is being used more and more in very nice decor; it has a way of bringing a lot of unique character to a room without having to be all shiny and brilliant.

Great looking table!

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 07:19 PM

Nice work. Great use of dovetails, even though no-one will ever see them!

Thanks for your post,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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