Entrance Table

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Project by gsimon posted 08-10-2013 08:11 PM 1773 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed an entrance table so i made this table to fit the space. It’s made from scrap wood and is 20” wide x 14.75” deep and 31” high . I did have to purchase the 1/4” birch ply which killed me because the next day i saw some on the neighbor’s curb. My goal is to use as much reclaimed wood as possible for my projects. The total cost was $30 for the hardware and the ply.
The legs and cross members are oak, wide rails and top are pine, the door frame is cedar and the drawer is spruce so it’s a mix of everything. I left the reclaimed wood flaws where ever they landed. I then scuffed and painted with home made white chalk paint and buffed on a coat of Minwax.
thanks for looking!

-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 08-10-2013 09:51 PM

Very nice work Greg

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 11:02 PM

Boy… did make it out of scrap wood….. A plethra of different species….That’s one good way to use up scraps…Beats burning it in the fireplace… It turned out really nice, and the flutes on the legs set it off, too…...I’ve never used milk paint, but it sure makes a project look good, if you have to paint it…Stellar job…

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 01:36 AM

This came out great, and was good use of your cutoffs. I’m curious about the “home made white chalk paint”, same as milk paint? If not, got a recipe you can post?
Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 08-11-2013 01:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback!
I pulled this recipe from the net
1.5 cups latex paint
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup plaster of paris
I used only half this amount for this piece
Tip: don’t over work the paint – lay it down and let set
Keep in mind that the white plaster of paris lightens dark paint!
I had to re-do the black cherry hutch because it turned pinkish
The finish is chalky but you light sand smooth and wax it so it appears to be an old worn oil finish
Good luck :)

-- Greg Simon

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