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Scaffold Tube Rustic Counter/Bar Height Table made from Reclaimed Scaffold Boards & Steel Tube

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If you are building a scaffold board table for your garden then I’d still recommend keeping it under cover for the winter months. Invest in a cover or take the time to put it into storage so that is isn’t left out in the elements all year round. Is scaffold board furniture any good?

Attach the worktop or breakfast bar to the island using the steps in our ‘How to fit a kitchen worktop’ article Step 7 Now it’s time to fit the legs to the scaffold board table top. This should be straight forwards by simply lining up your desired location and screwing in with a drill-driver or impact driver. To choose your leg location you will need to consider the width of your chairs and if you wish to seat people at either end. To allow enough leg room at either end of the table I tend to mount the legs about 28cm in. Once dry you can now remove the clamps. Your table top should now be strong enough to flip over. If you’re going for a perfectly smooth finish on your table top then it’s worth filling any holes with some wood filler. Filler can be applied and smoothed over using a putty knife or scraper. Once the filler is dry you can sand down to a 120 grit like the rest of the wood.Making furniture from any kind of reclaimed material is always a risky business. When it comes to scaffold boards you really need to select decent boards for your projects. Some reclaimed scaffold boards are too far gone to be able to use in your furniture projects. In an ideal situation, you will select boards that have been stored in a dry location and don’t have any bends or twists in them. You can simply look down the length of a board to see how straight it is. The pipework is all hand constructed in our UK workshop, the scaffold shelf is stained, treated and waxed to provide a true industrial and vintage feel. You can choose what finish you want, which meets with your designer look. Industrial Scaffold Pub or Breakfast Bar Our industrial scaffold pub or breakfast bars have become so popular with the explosion of ‘home bars’ and outside spaces becoming more important to us with the pandemic. Our ‘STAY AT HOME’ bars are made from 26.9mm (DIA) pipework, heavy duty enough to look super industrial and super smart. A great way to impress your friends. We bought ours from Cheshire Scaffolding. From my research, there appear to be three main types of board: new, new seconds, and used. New seconds seem to be the cheapest - these are brand new boards that don't quite meet the standard specification, sometimes because they're not quite deep or wide enough, or because they're bowed. We used this type of board to make the shelves in our reading room.

All our furniture is handmade in the UK, which means we can make all our products to the size you want. So that’s pretty much it. You can see how easy it is to make a beautiful functioning table thats eco friendly and long lasting. Conclusion A final round of sanding with a 240 grit is now advised. This will give a super smooth finish to your table top and prepare for a stain and oil to be applied. Step 8. Finishing your rustic scaffold board table and bench I also found this great company based in Somerset which have dry boards and offer a range of services like sanding and cutting to size: https://thescaffshop.com/ They are a little more expensive but if you want to save time then it’s worth a go.

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To start things off you’ll need to source your materials. You’ll need scaffold boards for the table and bench top whilst for the legs you’ll need some welding knowledge or know someone who can make these for you. I don’t make the legs myself but read on to see where you can find some. Step 1. Sourcing materials If you’re looking for a less rustic finish on your dining table then you could consider using a different type of wood. For example, I have also made amazing dining tables and desks from American white oak and walnut. The finish is cleaner as they are made from hardwood, and will be much more durable than a scaffold board table. Here are a couple of my projects. Mid-century walnut desk by Wood Create American White Oak table by Wood Create The scaffold board bench will use the same boards but they are going to be too wide by joining two together. We want the bench top to be about 360mm wide, therefore each board needs to be ripped down to 180mm wide. To do this I use my trusty table saw. A reclaimed wood scaffold board table will be more functional when the surface is smooth and flat. By filling the gaps, dents and cuts with a wood filler we can make the surface smooth, which makes it easier to clean and maintain.

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