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Dining Table Restoration

Dining table.  Found the table top next to some bins on a council estate, it had been painted (very badly) and the corner was broken and missing.

Restored the broken corner using a scrap and sanded the whole thing down.  

Put some new legs on it which were from wood taken from a skip (with permission).  

Finished with an oak stain, rubbed on a satin varnish with a scrap of material and finished with Briwax.  Sold to a friend though a post on Facebook.

 

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Screws and Nails Storage Box

I was fed up with the cheap, plastic storage boxes for storing screws - they always seem to break at the hinges of crack. So I thought I’d build a wooden box to hold them with a section for some tools.

I had some plastic containers which were a good size to hold a decent amount of screws, and I liked the idea of being able to remove them individually.

The box was made from pallet wood (lid), wood from an old salvaged shoe rack (sides) and some tongue and groove cladding (bottom). Hinges and rubber feet were from a local DIY store and the handle, metal corners and front clasp were salvaged. Finished with a clear varnish.

Total cost of this build was about £2.50. 

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Dressing Table and Stool

Dressing table made from melanmine salvaged from leftovers from a local shop fit out.  Spare plywood used for decorative trim.  Stool made from left over 2 by 3s taken (with permission) from a skip.  

Upholstered using foam and material from Anglian Fashion Fabrics, Norwich.  Made as a gift for a friend.

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Low Coffee Table

Coffee table made from wood salvaged from a neighbours garden (taken with permission).  Teak stain applied, and finished with a gloss varnish.  Sold on eBay

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Piano Stool

Piano stool, frame made from wood taken (with permission) from a skip near my home, top made from wood purchased from Mitchells reclamation yard, Norwich.  

Stained dark teak and finished in a satin varnish.  Built for personal use.

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Chunky Coffee Table commission

Large and low super chunky coffee table made from woods purchased from Mitchells’ reclamation yard.  3" thick top.

Stained dark teak and finished in a gloss varnish.  Commission for someone who found me via eBay

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Corner Media Unit

Corner media unit made from rough sawn timber found in the shed when I moved in to my new home.  Stained dark teak, no finish applied.  

Built for personal use.  Was meant to be a temporary fixture but it’s still serving me after 3 years...

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Coffee Table

Coffee table made from spare wood salvaged from various alleyways and skips.  

Stained dark teak, finished with gloss varnish and sold on eBay

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Carved Penguin

Penguin made from a scrap of pine.  First ever attempt at carving.  Not very good!  

Various stains used to colour and finished with a gloss varnish.

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Dining Table

Dark teak dining table, top was made from reclaimed scaffold boards from Mitchells reclamation yard in Norwich, legs made from reclaimed fence posts.

Please note I didn’t make the chairs! They are very beautiful and I was lucky to find them on eBay, apparently they were handmade from weathered driftwood and originally bought from a shop in Great Yarmouth.

Getting the dining table finish to match the chairs wasn’t easy, but with a Rustins dark teak stain and a mahogany varnish to give it a red tint was close enough for my liking.  Finished with Briwax to protect the wood

Built for personal use.

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