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Project by DanLJs posted 147 days ago 1075 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I had a fairly light year of uni work so I decided to teach myself woodworking by making a deal with my parents, they bought me my tools through the year and I spent 2 months renovating their house to pay them back.

The first stage of the renovation was replacing the bar and table in the kitchen and making a large hardwood breakfast bar which made the kitchen a lot more spacious and it now comfortably seats 6.

The wood is re-milled messmate roofing timber salvaged from houses around Melbourne and it was made mostly with hand tools.

Also a recycled Jarrah floorboard coffee pod holder is in the background which I’ll post later if I get around to it





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 147 days ago

Very nice craftsmanship, and superb joinery. Looks great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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DanLJs

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#2 posted 147 days ago

Thanks, the joinery for the bar was done entirely in the glue up stage by offsetting every second piece so I cheated a little bit there, I’ve just started working on proper joinery skills since discovering how much I enjoy using handtools.

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exterminate

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#3 posted 147 days ago

That’s not cheating – That’s just smart! Great job! Really makes the space inviting.

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 147 days ago

Great looking table

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 146 days ago

Very nice breakfast bar, the wood and finish is excellent…thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 141 days ago

Great job on that fantastic breakfast bar. Beautiful wood choice, awesome joints and finish. I’m sure your parents are proud.

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