|Project by eugenerussia||posted 06-14-2013 09:44 PM||1502 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I made this assembly table for my older one. The younger one is swallowing everything that fits so it’s time for Lego to move upstairs.
The top is made of oak cut-offs glued to plywood and framed by oak planks.
The base is made of pine.
All the beating will go into the oak top while pine base should have made the table a little lighter (should have).
Paintwork was done by my wife using acrylic paints and acrylic lacquer. Not only these are eco-friendly but they also dry very quick and are a real gem to work with.
The project took 9 evenings to complete including paintwork.
Some words on the process:
Pine was taken from some pallet wood. Dirt was shaved with Holey Galahad before throwing at jointer/planer:
Some oak cut-offs were placed in a random way to produce the required size top:
Some of the cut-offs were a glue-up of smaller cut-offs:
Planing them with a 0.5 mm difference to ensure the cut-offs are still cut-offs after paintwork being applied to them:
Cracked oak board left-outs were glued up. This formed the frame planks:
Each cut-off was painted individually before being glued on:
Jig-saw and router were used after gluing to follow the edges of plywood. Frame secured with Dominos:
And final assembly also using the Dominos:
Little sanding was done to preserve the look with the old holes from nails and cracks in the oak.
Final paintwork with the room lights after full assembly.
The table turned out to be very sturdy and I liked clearing my workshop from the cut-offs :-)
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