Reclaimed Wood X Table

Submitted by Bodge_it on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:18

X Table made from reclaimed wooden joists and 2x4s. The table is stabilised using 20mm metal box section welded into the same X pattern as the wooden legs and then screwed into place at the top and bottom of each leg. The top is fixed to the legs using a section of right angle steel (from an old bed frame) which is screwed to the legs and the top. The table planks are joined using biscuits (no, not the edible kind!). I'm an amateur when it comes to woodwork though I do enjoy DIY projects of any kind. Using reclaimed wood made the whole project very tricky as it was warped, dirty and full of holes. I love the character of the wood, especially once it was sanded and oiled, but getting everything lined up and straight took a lot of planing and sanding! I finished the top with a food-safe type oil/wax mixture.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
About £40 for the wood, £15 for the metal, and £20 for one tin of oil
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
3 coats of Osmo clear finish on the top. 1 coast of Danish oil on the legs. I had intended on doing 2 coats on the legs but they went very dark after just 1 so left it at that.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner