How to Make Wood Slab From Recycled Materials

4 Materials
$20
2 Days
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In this project, I make a wood slab for an old Singer sewing machine table that I renovated.

Most of the wooden beams were dismantled from old wooden pallets.

In the center of the slab are three broomstick rods, which help unit all the beams together.


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Measuring and Marking Before Cutting

Make sure you don't use chemically treated wood.

made sure to pull out all the nails so there would be no problems cutting & drilling.

Cut to Desired Size


I set up the planks in the order I liked, and I numbered them.

I've mark three lines across all the planks, This lines will be used to determine the position for broomsticks that will be Going through all the planks.

Marking a Location for Drilling


I used a drill bit that much the broomsticks diameter.

All the beams are drilled all the way, only The outer beams were drilled halfway,

That way, the broomsticks won't be exposed, they won't be seen.

Preliminary Match Test

Before using glue, I checked that broomsticks easily pass through all the Wooden beams.

Glue the Boards


Eventually, the boards are glued all together.

Held with clamps for 48 hours.

I Temporarily glued the Slab to the table with a double-sided adhesive so it wouldn't move during milling.

Later on, I also added wedges.

Milling the Wood


Cutting Edges

To get a clean, straight line, I sawed the edges With a circular saw.


Filling Cracks

First, I used Rough sanding paper and sand all the surfaces, then In the cracks, I applied wood filling.

Sanding

After the drying, I sand it all again with Fine Paper.

I painted it all with matte varnish.



Assembly

I attached the slab to a sewing machine table legs that I recently renovated.

Final Result



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Suggested materials:

  • Broomsticks
  • Pallet wood
  • Wood glue
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