My wife has told me that since a certain night table didn't sell at our recent yard sale (last year is still recent, right? ) that it is going to the dump. As it gets closer to the actual point of taking it to the dump, I noticed that the main table part looks like a single piece of wood - I cant see any glue lines at any rate and the grain pattern is uniquely consistent throughout the plank.
The piece is at least 10 years old, maybe 20, and has been painted over. Right now I'm trying to loosen the paint with lacquer thinner. If this doesn't work well, would using some generic equivalent to Castrol Super Clean (the purple stuff) work? I've used this to strip acrylic paint off of plastic before. Before I get asked, I have no idea what kind of paint and/or how many layers are on the table.
By weight, the wood feels like a poplar or a softwood, but my hardwood weight calibration is probably biased high from recently handling alot of green, freshly felled (2 week dead) maple - that maple was not light by any definition.
I figure that even if it turns out to be a non-cabinet grade of wood that I could at least make a boxed fastener organizer unit for the shop, perhaps with a top shelf for books and equipment manuals. Maybe if I declutter enough I'll think my shop is bigger than it seems to be now.
I'm thinking to hang it on the wall with French cleats.
I'll try to take pictures as I go. Maybe someone will recognize the wood by grain if I supply pics.