Saw Bench - reclaimed wood

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Project by Sergio posted 580 days ago 1552 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 580 days ago

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

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 580 days ago

Looks like a winner

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 579 days ago

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.

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#4 posted 579 days ago

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 562 days ago

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 544 days ago

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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