Dining Table Restoration

Dining table.  Found the table top next to some bins on a council estate, it had been painted (very badly) and the corner was broken and missing.

Restored the broken corner using a scrap and sanded the whole thing down.  

Put some new legs on it which were from wood taken from a skip (with permission).  

Finished with an oak stain, rubbed on a satin varnish with a scrap of material and finished with Briwax.  Sold to a friend though a post on Facebook.

Screws and Nails Storage Box

I was fed up with the cheap, plastic storage boxes for storing screws - they always seem to break at the hinges of crack. So I thought I’d build a wooden box to hold them with a section for some tools.

I had some plastic containers which were a good size to hold a decent amount of screws, and I liked the idea of being able to remove them individually.

Dressing Table and Stool

Dressing table made from melanmine salvaged from leftovers from a local shop fit out.  Spare plywood used for decorative trim.  Stool made from left over 2 by 3s taken (with permission) from a skip.  

Upholstered using foam and material from Anglian Fashion Fabrics, Norwich.  Made as a gift for a friend.

Low Coffee Table

Coffee table made from wood salvaged from a neighbours garden (taken with permission).  Teak stain applied, and finished with a gloss varnish.  Sold on eBay

Piano Stool

Piano stool, frame made from wood taken (with permission) from a skip near my home, top made from wood purchased from Mitchells reclamation yard, Norwich.  

Stained dark teak and finished in a satin varnish.  Built for personal use.

Corner Media Unit

Corner media unit made from rough sawn timber found in the shed when I moved in to my new home.  Stained dark teak, no finish applied.  

Built for personal use.  Was meant to be a temporary fixture but it’s still serving me after 3 years...

Coffee Table

Coffee table made from spare wood salvaged from various alleyways and skips.  

Stained dark teak, finished with gloss varnish and sold on eBay

Carved Penguin

Penguin made from a scrap of pine.  First ever attempt at carving.  Not very good!  

Various stains used to colour and finished with a gloss varnish.

Dining Table

Dark teak dining table, top was made from reclaimed scaffold boards from Mitchells reclamation yard in Norwich, legs made from reclaimed fence posts.

Please note I didn’t make the chairs! They are very beautiful and I was lucky to find them on eBay, apparently they were handmade from weathered driftwood and originally bought from a shop in Great Yarmouth.

Getting the dining table finish to match the chairs wasn’t easy, but with a Rustins dark teak stain and a mahogany varnish to give it a red tint was close enough for my liking.  Finished with Briwax to protect the wood

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