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Forum topic by Kahr posted 09-29-2013 09:08 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2013 09:08 PM

I have finally gotten around to removing an old bench that came with the house when I bought it. After an hour of disassembly of this monstrosity I find the top was a 3’ x 8’ slab of butcher block.

So I am thinking a dining room table. Any thoughts on plans or other project ideas. This will be my first reclaimed wood project. Any advice on saving as much wood as possible.

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#1 posted 09-29-2013 11:15 PM

Kahr, a picture might help stimulate creativity, but a kitchen island or a workbench come to mind. Maybe cut it down and make a coffee table? I think 3’ is a little too narrow for a DR table. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 11:23 PM

Work bench, yeah buddy.

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 08:02 PM

I think it would be the perfect size for a dining room table. You could cut it down in length if needed.

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 08:13 PM

If you cut it on a diagonal you could slide the pieces inward to reduce the length but increase the width. Depending on where you cut and how it looks, you might be able to realign it without major aesthetic loss (i.e., if you can mate the new alignment so the pieces kind of match).

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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