these tables came from a resale store that gives back to the community by helping people with food boxes and utility's and meds and heating in the winter .. so I take stuff they can't sell and redo it for free so they can sell it .. because they help a lot of people in the town I live in..
Step 1: Old End Tables
first thing to do was get these old veneered mdf tops off because they had water damage and to wavy to sand with out ruining the veneer..
Step 2: Scrap Wood
I always glue up cut offs that I have laying around or people give me.. these are cut offs from a man that built a lot of bee gums... I just done box joints on these because they were so wide.. and it was a very soft wood (sugar pine)
Step 3: Lots of Box Joints
sugar pine is very soft and it chips out easy.. but it smells of something great.. I got these glue up and run through the planer and then glued up wider panels.. finished thickness was 16mm
Step 4: Time for Paint
I hate to paint.. but I had a lot of white spray paint.. so I lightly sanded the bases with a worn out sanding sponge and got it over with.. the reason I painted the bases was the aprons are mdf and the legs are made of rubber wood.. so nothing matched..
Step 5: Table Tops
got the tops cut to width and sanded.. kind of like the box joints being close to one side of the tops..
Step 6: Finished
I rounded over the edges with a router and installed the tops with the old screws.. and applied 3 coats of gloss wipe on poly.. turned out pretty kool looking I think.. tell me what you think below.. ready for new life now..