Cheap TV Table

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Project by bandit571 posted 02-27-2013 04:29 AM 968 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

@ 35” long, and 21” high, made to hold a 42” TV and cable boxes. Wood was reclaimed stuff sitting around the shop. Old beech/Sycamore 1×4s for aprons ( Resawn from a Rafter) Legs are 1-1/4” x 1-1/4” x 19” long, and are out of a nasty looking Oak 2×8 plank. Top came from a waterbed side frame. Mainly hand tools in the build, I don’t think this table ever saw a piece of sandpaper.

BLO and Poly Gloss for the finish. One coat of BLO, and then the two coats of poly, with a 0000 steel wool rub down.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 08:53 AM

Nice job on the reclaimed table…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 12:25 PM

Beautiful work

We shouldn’t use the word “cheap”. Degrades the project. It’s more the thrifty use of natural resources!

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

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 03:46 PM

Nicer than any table you could buy! Anything built from reclaimed wood has old soul and will serve you better than anything built from 25 year forests.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 05:01 PM

A new table….
From old wood….
By an ancient wood worker!!!

Nicely done! Looks fantastic!!!

I’m amazed at how quickly your projects come together. Were I to try and work that fast, I would end up with four legs of differing length!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 05:26 PM

Nice Table Bandit !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 02:14 AM

Bandit, You did a great job on this “inexpensive materiels” table.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 02:21 PM

Functionality is more important in a project and you did a great job using reclaimed wood on your new table. Very resourceful!

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