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#1 ER Pemberton

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:50 AM

My concrete pavers came on a pallet and I took it apart this morning...

 

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The wood was very old, gray and brittle and the nails were really rusty so I had to take the Sawzall to it to get it apart without obliterating it.  I'm thinking it would be cool to try to make a small table out of it that I could keep in my small shed and use when I'm grilling.  I have no real design in mind and I also have no real fancy tools.  I think my BIL may have a table saw I could use to make decent cuts.  I do have a jigsaw and a small palm sander.  There are 4 larger support pieces that are 32" long and 3½" wide.  There are four wider planks that are 4½ inches across and 4' long and then 7 thinner planks that are also 4' long and 3½ inches wide.  A relatively low and small table... maybe 30x24 for the surface and I suppose it's going to be about 32" tall based on the length of the support pieces.  Anyone have any thoughts or links to ideas?



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:03 AM

Burn it, get some real wood and build a table.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:13 AM

Burn it, get some real wood and build a table.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:20 AM

Agreed, wood is brittle? Doesn't sound like good material for a table.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:29 AM

Burn it, get some real wood and build a table.

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#6 ER Pemberton

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:39 AM

Ah, you goat feckers.  :D



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:05 AM

Don't listen them Ken, just build it. Use lots of glue. And a scissor type leg system so you can fold it up when you put it in the shed.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:11 AM

Don't listen them Ken, just build it. Use lots of glue. And a scissor type leg system so you can fold it up when you put it in the shed.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:19 AM

Don't listen them Ken, just build it. Use lots of glue. And a scissor type leg system so you can fold it up when you put it in the shed.

Yeah, that I can't do.  It needs to be simple... like my brewing.  :D



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:22 AM

I would glue them together if the sides are pretty straight and then use a table saw or a circular saw with a guide to trim the ends so they are all the same length.  if the sides aren't straight you could make them straight with your BiL's table saw.  if it's staying in one place and would be low to the ground you could just put it on cinder blocks or something since no one would see them.

 

as for finishing I don't know.  maybe leave it as is?  if you sand it it won't look the same.


Edited by Zsasz, 12 October 2019 - 11:24 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:53 AM

We have found the one male on the planet that doesn't like burning things

Oh I love burning things. But I also love reusing crap. And I have a endless supply of downed trees to burn.

Yeah, that I can't do. It needs to be simple... like my brewing. :D

Its fairly simple really. But you probably don't have enough wood in that pic to do it.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:56 AM

looking online there are lots of people who have done something like this so really no limit on instructions of what you might do.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:09 PM

I’d consider burning it, and cook the goat with it. :)

Check with a local Harley Dealer to see if they’ll either give or sell you a pallet or a crate, they use some good quality wood to build those things.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 01:22 PM

I’ve made a couple then used a self leveling epoxy to create a nice top.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 01:30 PM

Search Pinterest for pallet furniture and 2x4 furniture you should get plenty of plans.

And you should at least own a circular saw.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:01 PM

See?  Just something to set my beer on.  :D

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:05 PM

Burn it.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:09 PM

Put a goat on it, then Burn it.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:14 PM

Yeah, that I can't do. It needs to be simple... like my brewing. :D


Oh please. Save us the fake modesty. You're an awesome brewer. ;)

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:01 PM

Oh please. Save us the fake modesty. You're an awesome brewer. ;)

Thanks George.  I'm an okay brewer and everything I do is simple.  Simple recipes, simple gear, simple processes.  I'm a simple person.  :P

 

I thought of doing this because my wife asked me to move the charcoal grills out to the corner of the yard (where I just finished sprucing up) and when I'm out there I have no horizontal surface for anything.  I would take two buckets and turn them upside down and then place a small sheet of plywood on them.  So I will keep this table in the shed and on those days when I'm cooking over charcoal (which I hope to do more of), I will have a little workspace for plates or utensils or trays or whatever.  Btw, it's totally level, it does not wobble and I stood on it.  It's solid.  :lol:  Cheers gang.





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