|Project by BrianBrianBrian||posted 01-30-2013 03:57 PM||12229 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
This idea was taken from a project posted on Instructables; http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Table/
I’ve been eyeing this project for a while now and finally dove into it. I love the idea and the simplicity of it by using reclaimed wood. I found some free pallets on craigslist and hauled them back to the garage. The first step in my attempt was the most time consuming… pulling out hundreds upon hundreds of nails! After disassembling all the pallets and removing all the nails, I had an awesome selection of several different kinds of wood; Cedar, Pine, Red Oak and Yellow Poplar. Like most of the folks that have attempted this project, I too, had a little problem with the table warping a little. I think it has to do with the size of the long bolts that thread the table, lining up the drill holes, and also how tight you crank down the bolts. Since mine table was only 5ft long, I was able to loosen the bolts a little and bend into shape a little. It’s not perfect but definitely better than what it looked like after I removed the “tie-down-straps”. Also, I wanted to leave the natural look of the wood and not add any shellac or poly, just natural butcher block oil. I point this out because I also copied the idea of using the white wall spackle to fill the holes and gaps, and though it turned out nice, I don’t think the spackle and the butcher bloc oil work well together, (just FYI for anyone that heads down the same path). All in all, the table turned out great and now resides in our kitchen ripe and ready for some pancakes & syrup, Newspaper, and coffee!
More pictures can be found here…> https://plus.google.com/photos/102074343661266122615/albums/5839252574828603905?authkey=CPrpoJmQnIOHlAE