Curbside Trash to Dining Room Treasure

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7 Hours

Here is a quick, easy, and cheap way to get yourself a designer dining table on a shoe-string budget. As I have just had my first child I am cautious about where I spend my money. Growing up I remember our dining table, where the family would come together every morning and reunite at the end of day. It was the place where many friendships were formed over shared meals. This table (I hope) will be the home to such memories and where I will get to know my son, family, and friends :)

Tools I used:

  • Sander (belt and orbital)
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Circular saw
  • Drill and driver
Frame discovered on roadside.

Frame discovered on roadside.

Straightened out bent leg and sand back existing paint

Apply 3 coats of gloss white enamel.

Apply 3 coats of gloss white enamel.

Dig through my reclaimed timber collection to compose table top.

ready to apply glue and clamps.

Ready to apply glue and clamps.

glued, clamped, dried, and ready for sanding.

glued, clamped, dried, and ready for sanding.

Centre the frame on the underside of the table top.

Apply 3 coats of food safe and highly durable water based varnish.

One mans trash becomes curbside treasure :)

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  • Lenore Lenore on Apr 01, 2019

    how did you round off sides and ends so evenly. is beautful

  • Janis Janis on Jul 14, 2019

    Great job!!! do u have any suggestions for my problem I have a beautiful wooden table and the girl spied was on it and painted over it and it keeps bleeding through. is there any way to get rid of it. I don't car for the color she painted it so if I have to repaint it would be ok cshe tried sanding it off didn't work. anything I want to save this beautiful table. thanks

  • Missy Conner Missy Conner on Jul 17, 2019

    Can i change out a glass table top square to a circle wooden one

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