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Project by Eric in Florida. posted 08-12-2013 06:24 PM 3427 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some old wood given another go around.
I needed a new TV stand and this is what appeared.
The piece is solid oak and measures 50” X 26” X 18”.
There are two very large drawers for storage which were joined with box/finger joints.
To obtain a more unified color from many different shades of lumber, I used antique walnut stain and linseed oil, with a wax coat.
The top & bottom molding were colored black to match existing room furniture.
The milling and gluing process took most of the time and with Florida in full heat & humidity season, shorter workshop sessions were necessary.
Love giving this stuff a second chance.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 06:37 PM

Oh yah! I learn that a long time ago! Old boards are “good stuff”!
Nice job on that TV stand. Love the box joint look and the stain goes well with the black top and molding.

Oh! and about the heat!
Here in St Augustine we have a heat index Warning . ...
Heat index values of 104-108 degrees this afternoon throughout
southeast Georgia and northeast Florida… ”

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 06:59 PM

I think recycled is the politically correct terminology used today…

;) JK Very Nice !!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 07:00 PM

Any old board will clean up if it is not water rotted. Great save on those and nice TV stand!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 07:00 PM

Looks good. Got to love reusing old lumber.

I am in Central Fl and trying to finish some small items over the weekend is taking lots of time between coats, but I do not have to heat the shop in the winter!!

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 07:43 PM

Recycle….nah, I call it giving old wood a whole new life. It’s amazing what some folks look at as trash others treat like gold. My dad and I tore down an old shool building a few years ago. It was built in 1885. My little brother took some 2X12’s into high school shop class to build a foosball table. Everyone gave him a bad time about where he got those dirty old boards…until he cleaned them up and ran them through the planer. Straight, clear, no knots pine. Then everyone wanted to know if he could get any more. Some things get better with age; some of us just “look” bad. :) Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 07:52 PM

If that oak was an old pallet you guys are so lucky. I love to reuse and recycle (give new live to old things) but al our pallets are cheap pine.

Awesome looking stand, not something you see everyday!

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 08:36 PM

Very nice piece, Eric. Wrecking your planer knives was worth it, once again. You’re such a patient and skilled man to come up with great furniture made out pallet wood. You got the eye!
I wouldn’t be surprized if from now you watch your TV stand more than the TV itself. Congrats and thanks for sharing the before through the after.



PS: You also have a really nice table top to work on!

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 09:37 PM

oh wow, the start to finish turn around of that wood was nuts! great job.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 09:41 PM

Eric are you kidding me ?
That is such a nice stand with the finger joined drawers it is hard to believe it is made from the pallets you show in the first pic .
I think you just became the recycling king .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 08-12-2013 09:42 PM

I have pictures of the second wife that remind me of your project … although I have to put them in my scrapbook in reverse order to yours. You ended up with something of beauty when you were finished. Maybe if I had put as much work and creativity into the relationship as you did in your work of love, things would have turned out differently.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#11 posted 08-12-2013 09:44 PM

Free wood is good wood,Very nice work Eric.

-- Custom furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 08-12-2013 09:50 PM

Great use of resources! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#13 posted 08-12-2013 09:55 PM

Great job on reusing, recycling

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#14 posted 08-12-2013 10:13 PM

Great Looking Project Eric!
I like the box joints on the drawers
I think they really enhance
the over-all appearance…
And Extra Credit Points
for saving that nice Oak from
a landfill or fire-pit somewhere!!
Well Done my Friend!

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

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#15 posted 08-12-2013 10:59 PM

Very nice job

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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