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Restyled Scrap Wood Covered Table

April 28, 2013

Restyled Scrap Wood Covered Table

I’ve been shopping the barn again. My husband and I made these tables a few years ago to sell at a local garden store.

The cut out in the center is for a square planter box. We had these three tables left over, and since it had been a few years, it was time for a little restyling.

While I was in the barn, I gathered a pile of scrap wood. They had to be the same thickness, but a variety of widths.

I lined up several planks across the top of the table. They needed to fit from side to side without any hanging over the edges. My boards were a little shy of the width, so I separated them slightly. The gaps between the boards are hardly noticeable.

I cut each board to a length even with the table. With the help of wood glue and the power brad nail gun I had the top attached in no time.

I measured boards with the same thickness AND same width for the sides. I cut the first two boards equal to the measurements on opposite edges of the table and attached them in the same way as the top.

The remaining boards were measured and cut with the additional thickness measurement of the side boards. They were placed on the sides with the side ends overlapping the cut ends of the first two boards.

Then to marry it all together, I dry brushed everything…original table and scrap boards.

I’m finishing up the rest of the tables, but I already know square or rectangle tables are going to be on my garage sale list this summer. Think about it. You don’t have to worry about what the table looks like as long as it has good structural bones.

Wouldn’t a table with decorative legs look cute?


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  1. Love your tables redone. For a planter was great but love the new look, great for a patio table, could withstand the elements. So glad you shared this project.
    You just gave us an idea for couple tables to make. We scored several more pallets and other lumber yesterday. We’ve been accumulating pallets and lumber so we’d have enough when we get started building things. Have lots of ideas
    Do you think it’s better to have several choices or different versions of one thing. We don’t have an etsy store and can’t afford to sell in craft shows so we’re going to post our items on craigs list and another free selling site in Grand Junction, CO. Just have to get ourselves a camera to take pics of everything.
    We’re on SS so would be great if we could make some extra money plus staying active. Any advice you can give us would be so appreciated. Thanks ahead of time. Happy Days

  2. I absolutely love the white-washing or dry brushing technique that you did here (we have a similar look on our bedside night tables). Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It afforded me the opportunity to stop by Restyled Junk and check out your gorgeous creations. Lovin’ my time here so far!

  3. It looks so great! The dry brushing really makes it look cool and antique-y! I popped over from Practically Functional– thanks for sharing!
    ~Abby =)

  4. Wow! What a great restyled project. I can’t tell the difference between the various woods.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

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