Side Table

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Project by Thuzmund posted 12-10-2013 03:49 PM 1108 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a table, and my first project worth an investment in the lumber—I spent $2 on the tabletop boards (Home depot 50 cent rack). The legs were 2×4 scraps and the apron/edge bands were clear pine that was being tossed by shop. I tried that minwas poly one-step and it was a disaster (and I hear that others find it difficult as well). I ended up having to use a lot of steel wool and elbow grease. Maybe sometime I’ll just leave a project unfinished becase I do like how that looks. Completing this makes me want to build a bigger dining room table. I am young and just getting set up, so these skills could pay off for me if I can figure some things out!

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 03:52 PM

I like it ,a very nice table ,great use of economical material too.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 04:51 PM

Thanks very much Jim, I’ll have to find a pic after stain and poly one step. That stuff is hard to get right.

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 05:27 PM

Nice looking table. I didn’t know HD had a 50 cent pile. I will have to check it out.

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 06:30 PM

I actually don’t know if they are continuing that program. In upstate NY, it was 51 cents for 4ft lengths of lower-quality boards and cutoffs. I used to stock up every so often. BUT during my most recent trip, they changed the bargain bin to “70% off original price,” which may or may not be an equitable deal. I really appreciated that HD did this, though. Lowe’s does not have a bargain bin.

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 07:44 PM

Good job all the way around.

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 08:12 PM

Thanks, Monte and others

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 11:08 PM

A very nice looking side table…nice simple but beautiful lines and nicely made…great job
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#8 posted 12-11-2013 04:52 AM

Dave, you are right about that!

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#9 posted 04-10-2017 11:44 AM

You did a nice job on this table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 04-10-2017 12:06 PM

Nice. Careful with enclosing large panels in mitered long grain (or does it float?).

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