Build Your Own Table with Reusable Lumber

This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder. They explain the process which includes re-usable materials.
This is a table built out of old pine & fir joists I bought at a Recycling & Salvage place up in Chicago. The dimensions and design came from a table that was at the store up there, but that they refused to sell. So I took measurements and photos, and bought the wood I thought I needed to build the same thing. It’s my first shot at furniture, and as long as I go really slow, it might work out all right.

More photos of the table here and here.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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