I found some of this Hardwood flooring at a thrift store last year. I got a bunch of it cheap.
I decided that a portion of it belonged on the top of a hall table. This is what I came up with.

The main top is 3/4"  Ash boards stained and finished on the tops, with tongue and groove joinery trimmed with pine edging.
The sub frame is Pine with box joints.
The legs are poplar staircase spindles from a home store (yeah, so what, I cheated).  I used half lap joinery to attach these to the sub frame with glue.

I am entering this into the Epilog contest. I would absolutely love to have that Laser cutter. I would use it in all kinds of ways around my shop. The question is, "What wouldnt I try to make with it!" I could use this in a multitude of different ways!  So please take the time to throw me a vote!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials.

I had the select pine in shop. I also had the hardwood floor boards as well as the 1/2" plywood.
The only thing I had to buy were the staircase spindles. You can get the "out-door" deck spindles. They are a bit beefier, but at the same time they are a bit rough around the edges. I opted for the more expensive in-door spindles.
The main tool used here is the table saw with an assortment of jigs.
cross-cut sled, box joint jig and dado blade as well as a crosscut blade for a smoother finish cut.
Sand-paper, sander, stain and a finish. I used a polycrylic clear-coat over-top of walnut stain.
am I missing something?
What a pretty table! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Love the Truetone!
You are on a roll lately! Keep it up!
Indeed! I think its time to clean my shop! I have neglected it!
Thanks Dakota! I have spent my life enjoying this hobby, some guys like cars, I like tools! A Table-saw, router and sander is one way to start. a couple hand saws handplanes and chisels would also be helpful.

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