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    In my thread about the TV cabinet makeover, I alluded to having a lot of solid oak material left over.

    shirleycabinetleftovers.jpg

    First thing as to take one of the cabinet sides and cut it down for the table top. I didn't bother drawing up any plans. Everything was dimensioned from the top and what "looked right to me"

    Table top.jpg

    Some of the other parts were ripped and glued to make the legs

    Table legs.jpg

    Other pieces went to make the bottom shelf and the aprons/stretchers

    Table parts.jpg

    Lower shelf.jpg

    Ripped a few more thin pieces to make the vertical slats, and here is the dry-fitted result

    Dry fit.jpg

    Some sanding, stain/finish and then glue it up.

    Stay tuned for some pics of the final product in a couple of days.

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    Looks good Bill! Slightly resembles the cover project from our Dec/Jan 2012 issue. Did you get any inspiration from it, or is this all from your head?

    Thanks Rob. The idea was all from my head. I've built several like it in the past, making it a pretty simple build.
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    Nice job. Nothing more satisfying than getting something to brag about from what was basically scrap/cutoffs!
    "Turn it, Don't burn it!"

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    Nice one Bill.
    And a good example of re-using/repurposing too.

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    Nicely done and great job repurposing the wood. Thanks for sharing that.

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    Very nice project Bill and as mentioned a great way to re- use material.

    stan

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    Looks like the oak gets a second life....
    Nice work Bill.

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    Love it! Motivating me to get at it.
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    Nice table Bill, funny I'm building something very similar now with a granite top...........Rod.

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    this is inspiring me to build one like it but i dont have a mortiser...what are my options? one of those jessEm mini mortisers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason_31 View Post
    this is inspiring me to build one like it but i dont have a mortiser...what are my options? one of those jessEm mini mortisers ?
    Well Jason, you have quite a range of options.

    1. Cut them by hand (ugh, what a thought, but the Hand Tool guys will tell you its a piece of cake)

    2. Use your router

    3. Get a mortising attachment for your drill press (not recommended....most of them are more trouble than they're worth)

    4. Check out Busy Bee, King, Delta, all of whom make mortisers at various price levels. I notice the BB bench top one is currently on sale for $225

    The one I use is a "no-name" brand bought from a company called Tool Trend years ago. It was similar in price, but more robust, than the BB model, but was far less expensive than the Delta. I bought a set of BB hollow-mortise chisels (B320SET) that have performed flawlessly for many years.

    You could also skip the whole mortise/tenon process and use pocket hole joinery.
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    i didnt even think to look at the bb benchtop models..... now that got the wheels turning haha!! 1 more tool to add down the road in my dad's barn thanks!

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    A good re-use of the wood, nice table!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason_31 View Post
    this is inspiring me to build one like it but i dont have a mortiser...what are my options? one of those jessEm mini mortisers ?
    perfect job for a dowelmax!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem View Post
    perfect job for a dowelmax!!
    Steve, the ghost of Mr. Stickley will certainly haunt your shop if you make A&C furniture with dowels instead of M&T joints!.........LOL...........Rod.

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    Awesome use of recycled wood!

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