A scrap wood table

A few weeks back, a video circulated on Facebook of a woodworker building a little table made from wood in his scrap bin. Someone very special to me loved thy way it looked, and asked that I make one for her. After some googling, I was able to find the the video below, and the associated blog post.

The table I’m going to build will be similar in design and construction, but  a little smaller do to the physical constraints of it’s future home.  My goal is to make a pattern as random as the original, but without the gaps that Mike had an issue with. While I’m confident it can be done, I know it’s going to be a very time consuming task, as It’s essentially building an end grain cutting board one block at a time. It’s also going to be a real challenge for me, as I have a very organized/structured thought process, and thus creating a random pattern like this is dificult.

I will need to purchase some wood though, as my current collection of scraps isn’t very colorful, and I don’t  have any boards big enough to make the legs. I’m going to use black Walnut for the legs, but I haven’t decided if I want to use  Cedar, or Jatoba to add some red to my color palette. I’ve pulled the following species form my scrap bin Hard Maple, Purpleheart, Sapele, Peruvian Walnut, Ash, Aspen, Sycamore, Panga Panga, & Sothern Yellow Pine.

Posted in: Power Tool Woodworking
Part of the Project


  • Kishore
    January 9, 2015

    wonderful job. I also love to use scraps.

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