Scrap wood Camper Table

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Project by Dadoo posted 07-11-2008 12:01 AM 9783 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“It’s just a camper”, I have to constantly remind myself. “Save the maple and walnut for better projects.”

So to complete my dinette project, I made this table out of scrap wood. Scrap Larch pine and scrap Chinese plywood. (After sanding I discovered that the plywood’s thickness varied so greatly, the top ply had disappeared in areas and that only solid color deck stain would look halfway decent. I have since come to the conclusion that this SamLingUSA plywood is only good for firewood). The table was then given three coats of clear polyurethane for durability. Made that Larch grain really pop out!

Momma’s happy. Nothing else matters.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 12:21 AM

Looks good!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-11-2008 12:22 AM

Looks good to me Dadoo.

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#3 posted 07-11-2008 12:32 AM

I like it.

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#4 posted 07-11-2008 01:11 AM

I always feel good when I resurrect an old piece of lumber.
You will spend some of your best times in that campe so why not deck her out.


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#5 posted 07-11-2008 01:22 AM

Dang, I think it’s purrrdy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-11-2008 01:34 AM

tell me that is a GLASS TOP???? that is really nice!!! careful with the hot coals at your feet!!!

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#7 posted 07-11-2008 02:30 AM

good looking camper project

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#8 posted 07-11-2008 02:47 AM

Dadoo, that is the best shine I have seen on a table. I like it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 07-11-2008 02:49 AM

Hi Dadoo;

Mama’s happy, we’re happy!

We hate it when Mama’s not happy.

Nice job.


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#10 posted 07-11-2008 05:23 AM

I wondered where you were…and you were workin’ it in the Dadoo Lab. Looks good.
I have to concur about the Big Box “birch” multi-ply. Mighty easy to sand through. Now I’ll be investigating the mysteries of milk paint for my step-stool/baby table project.
I left some offcuts on the deck in case the wife wanted them for plant supports. We had a brief shower and within 30 minutes they were de-laminating and twisting themselves into pretzel shapes.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 07-12-2008 09:38 AM

Right on, that’s what I’m talking about – as you know I’m real big on using leftovers and scraps!!!! Sweet job and a big SAVE for Dadoo!

-- --Chuck

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#12 posted 07-12-2008 03:05 PM

I like that.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 01-08-2011 06:26 AM

That looks WAY better than the last camper dinette table I finished up. (3/4” memamine coated MDF with a T molding. VERY basic stuff)...

I keep eyeballing those HF 4×8 “super duty” trailers as a possible teardrop camper candidate… But restoring a clunker trailer might be worthwhile too… And there is no shortage of those around here!

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