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Project by darryl posted 07-24-2013 03:05 AM 1066 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted some more counter top space in our kitchen. She wanted something similar to my 2×4 workshop bench, so we made some adjustments to the size of my bench and I got to work. This little table is 36” high, 30” deep and 50.5” wide… and made of standard 2×4s from Home Depot. The top is finished with mineral oil and every other surface is finished with Tung Oil. I used Tightbond III to glue up the top (just over 3 bottles as you can see in the picture) and added some leveling feet I had from some other shelf we’ve got. I’m happy with how it came out and my wife loves it!

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 03:17 AM

Nice looking table, Darryl!

Must have been fun working with larger pieces compared to some of your segmented turnings!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 03:49 AM

That is a Great looking addition to your Kitchen Darryl! Very Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 08:29 AM

Nice work, Happy wife = Happy life.

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

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 10:49 AM

Very nice Darryl…you did a great job. If your wife is happy all is good…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 11:08 AM

Very nice!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 11:50 AM

When Mama’s happy, life is good! :-)
Nicely done.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 11:16 PM

Very nice job Darryl! That sounds like a lot of glue to me; did you have a lot of squeeze out?!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 01:28 AM

Nice job.
That looks really sturdy and should be a hard worker in your kitchen for years to come.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 07-26-2013 03:11 AM

good job. did you use biscuits to join wood together? or just glue

-- Bryant north carolina

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#10 posted 07-26-2013 04:13 PM

Beautiful and sturdy looking table, I’m sure you earned a lot of points. Well done!

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#11 posted 07-27-2013 01:44 AM

just glue Bsmoot.
thanks everyone. my wife is thrilled with this project and the envy of family and friends ;)

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#12 posted 07-30-2013 04:44 PM

really impressive—-but I was expecting to see thousands of tiny pieces…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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