Scrap Wood End Table

DIY Project: How to build elegant end table using scarp wood

Woodworker Johnny Brooke from Crafted Workshop has shared a DIY project to build an end table using scrap wood. The DIY table consists of a thick end grain cutting board for firm support. This table design is a great way to put scrap wood to use, so let’s cut straight to the chase.

Tools and materials used in the project

# Tools:

SawStop PCS 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 12″ Compound Sliding Miter Saw

Powermatic PJ-882HH 8-Inch Jointer

Powermatic 15HH 15-Inch Planer

Festool Domino XL DF 700 Domino Joiner


Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane

Card Scraper

# Materials:

Scrap hardwoods, including Walnut, Oak, Maple, Cherry, Hickory, and more

Minwax Wipe-On Poly

Felt Furniture Pads

Wood Glue


1) After collecting the scrap wood, Brooke cut them in rough lengths to give unique look to the furniture. The end table is about 23 inches tall, so the four leg pieces and other wood strips are cut in the 10 to 18-inch range. After cutting strips to rough length, he has flattened two sides on the planer to tightly glue them together in the next step.

2) After aligning the wooden strips and tightly assembling these pieces together, he flattened the arranged pieces on the planer for the smooth finish. Once the first batch of layers is arranged and glued together, he created few more wooden layers using wooden strips.

3) Next step is to smoothly clean up each layered block and fix all of them together to form a firm end table. After assembling all the pieces, the rough wooden edges were sanded with 400 grit sandpaper and further polished for a perfect aesthetic appeal.

Find out more about the project and see the entire woodworking process in the video below.

Scrap Wood End Table

Scrap wood

Scrap Wood End Table

The wooden strips in rough length are arranged systematically

Scrap Wood End Table

The wood strips are glued together

Scrap Wood End Table

The first batch of arranged wood strips in a planer

Scrap Wood End Table

The planer is used for smooth finishing

Scrap Wood End Table

Next step is to clean the first block

Scrap Wood End Table

After that more wooden blocks are created

Scrap Wood End Table

Later, each block is placed on one another to form a table

Scrap Wood End Table

Besides four legs, the length of other wooden strips is irregular

Scrap Wood End Table

Compression of the top surface for perfect finish

Scrap Wood End Table

Sanded with 400 grit sandpaper

Scrap Wood End Table

Finished product

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