One of my friends and his wife are avid bowlers, and he came to me with a question:

"I got a ton of bowling pins from an alley and I want to get a table made out of them, do you know how to do that?" 

My answer: "Not a clue, but I'll figure it out."

This is a step by step tutorial on how to build a similar table using reclaimed bowling pins - I think it came out fairly nice!

Step 1: Get Bowling Pins

Pretty self-explanatory.
Awesome! We have a handful of the small vintage wooden bowling pins that would make a neat end table....wonder if I could talk my husband in to letting me use them for a project like this...
First of all... Nice table, well done. :) <br> <br>Second... It would be much easier to view your instructable if you edit and remove all the pictures from each step that are NOT related to that step. :) <br> <br>Third... Wouldn't it be easier to just cut the pins in half FIRST then remove the plastic from each half?
Thanks for the feedback! It's my first project on here, so I'll take any advice I can get! <br><br>I thought about sawing the pins with the plastic on, but decided against it. The heat generated from sawing might cause the plastic to stick to the saw blade. It'd be much harder to remove the molten plastic from a full size circular blade.
Having done it myself in the past with both a table and band saw I can tell you the blades don't build plastic much but getting it off the pin is still a major pain. I found little metal rings at the base of the ones I cut so pre stripping, at least from the base, remains a good idea. I like the modern painted look. Nice work.
Awesome! I hope that I can scrounge up some pins for such a project. Kudos and thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor.
Prof., thanks for looking that up! I was curious myself.
Do you know why there are all those voids and spaces in the center of the pins? Were they like that when you cut them open? I would have expected a solid core. <br> <br>cool project by the way.
Well I just looked it up, and apparently the holes and voids are included to keep the weight and center of gravity consistent between pins, since they might be using wood of slightly different density in each batch of pins.
Wow! This came out really cool, I never knew what was inside pins! Thanks!
Thank you! As far as I know, the material they use is laminated hard rock maple. <br>

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