This was a fun little project for me the past week during my infusion therapy. My nurse would come around 11 each day and leave by 4, so I worked on this project last weekend a bit, and each morning and afternoon. Afternoons I just kept glueing up and had glueups on the floor, since I didnt have space on the tables anymore.
The top was an old fingerjointed pine ready panel that I recycled from the first coffee table I ever made,
before I owned any tools for hardwoods. I then made my sisterinlaw dump that table when I made her the ash mission style coffee table. I used the top for a work surface in my finish room.
It was getting tossed this week since the finish room is no longer, and in the new room Im using Im building a much larger work surface.
It was all stained up and painted over with many drill holes and nail holes.
I cut it up, planed it down, reglued it and got a nice 22x44 inch top.
Top was a bit bigger, but I cut it down after I ran through the drum sander so I can see what its like to run a large top thru the 22/44.
The legs and aprons, were all part of the cheapo pine bed frame my niece used to use as a twin bed(the niece I made the cherry and maple full bed for), and my bil taped up all the wood and instead of letting him toss it that day, I took it all to use just as spacers when I stack wood.
I planed them all clean, glued them all up, and thats that.(tapered the legs only because I like the way tapered legs look)
Not a work of art, but its going into a college apt, and its not coming back, so I didnt want to waste any hardwood that cost me money.(first pic is the last two pieces of the bed frame I had left over)
I dont care much to work with such softwood for furniture. For an adirondack chair ok, but not indoor furniture.
Everyone is coming over here today for the feast, so Ill let my niece choose any color stain she wants and after some final sanding, Ill stain it up and put some poly on it.