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How to make a dining table from wooden crate boxes?

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Shared by Amber Linden | Question date:  Aug 26, 2022 | Member since:  Aug 26, 2022

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Just wanted to show off this amazing table my husband made. He is such a clever fellow. Not only did he make this fantastic table from wooden crate boxes. He also laid the patio in our back garden, using the slabs that came in the crates. Is there no end to his talents?

So we were having a new garden patio laid out and the ground works were all done and he said he could lay the stones himself, if we just ordered them. So I ordered a lot of stones, there is a little patio, then some stone steps and then more patio before the grass.

So we actually ended up with quite a few crates of stones arriving.

Well he got to work on the patio and it looks absolutely amazing, but I could tell it was an enormous amount of work. I helped as much as I could, but some of the stones were pretty heavy. But we got there in the end and now it looks amazing and we just love sitting on our new garden patio.

But we still had these big wooden, slatted crate boxes that the stones came in. And so I casually mentioned, that it is such a shame to throw them away. And I could tell, immediately, this got the cogs turning in hubbies' head. He said he thought he could knock something up for the patio. A nice big garden table. And if he protected it well enough, it might last quite a few seasons.

Well it really didn't take him that long. I can tell he really likes the challenge of working things out and that he loves making things. I helped sand and varnish it. Which did seem to take a lifetime. The wooden crates are a bit rough when you get them.

But I thought it would actually be an interesting idea to keep it looking more rustic looking. It's more of a talking point that way, and a great reminder of an amazing project.

Well I didn't realise it would come out as well as it did. And now I don't want to leave it in the garden. I think it should go in our conservatory, but hubbie says he doesn't mind really. And it's ok if it stays in the garden and gets weathered a bit more.

Let me know what you think?
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Shared by Amber Linden
Question date:  Aug 26, 2022
Member since:  Aug 26, 2022