Cheap TV Table

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Project by bandit571 posted 546 days ago 858 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 546 days ago

Nice job on the reclaimed table…

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 546 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 545 days ago

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 545 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 545 days ago

Nice Table Bandit !!!

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

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#6 posted 545 days ago

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 543 days ago

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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