A table from 2x4s
This is a coffee/work table I made from some salvaged two-by-fours and 4.5 feet of thick square heavy wood for legs. I got all of it at a salvage shop in the valley, at Sherman Way and Coldwater, I think. In any case the total cost for this table was under 30 dollars.
First I sawed all the 2x4s to a uniform length and glued them all together and clamped it for a couple of hours.
Then, since the 2x4s are beveled on the top I sanded down the glued slats until there was no bevel and they were all flush.
Then I sawed out a space on each corner to accommodate the legs.
These get glued and screwed, and then voila you have a table.
I used these tools:
And now this table is my main workshop, for filigree and calligraphy: