Saw Blade End Tables

Reclaimed, vintage, Woodworking
Oak boards for table top

Oak boards for table top

Mr. R&R is exceptionally supportive of the projects I take on (and ask him to make), but this week he had his own design to create: end tables with saw blades all made using pieces reclaimed from the family farm.

Materials for a Custom Saw blade End Table:

  • 2 – 8”X19” Oak boards for the table top
  • 4 – 21” tall 2×2’s for the legs (reclaimed and sanded smooth)
  • ½”x2” and ½”X3” trim pieces cut to size for the trim (reclaimed and sanded smooth)
  • Used, old, rusty saw blades
  • Epoxy
  • Danish Oil
Lip created to hold exopy

Lip created to hold epoxy

Table ready for saw blades and exopy

Table ready for saw blades and epoxy

Mr. R&R began the process by combining two oak boards to create a table top 16”x19”. He tested various stain colors, linseed oil and Danish oil, but ultimately decided to use Danish oil. He cut the ½”x3” (½”x2” for 1 of the 3 tables) reclaimed wood to create a trim edge around the table. Here’s the trick though, he did not adhere the trim to be flush with the table top. The trim was set to create ¼” lip above the table top. The lip allowed room for him to place the saw blades on the table and fill the space with Glaze Coat (Epoxy). And don’t forget to add table legs before pouring the epoxy. All the exposed reclaimed wood was finished with Danish oil.

1 of 3 new saw blade tables

1 of 3 new saw blade tables

The end tables are beautiful and manly at the same time. The tables are a wonderful way to preserve a bit of farm history.

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