D o you remember I came up about a month ago and loaded five sleepers into
the back of a silver fiat multipla - 3 old oak ones and two new oak ones.
We had to cut them to fit them in the car.
Well, as promised some photos - use them as you will.
I used the two new oak ones to make a couple of benches (well they could be
benches or low tables, we've not decided yet). Also, inside or outside, havent
made our minds up, they look good in or out. Just skimmed off a couple of
mm with a sharp plane to smooth them up and reveal the grain. The table shown
is an 8' 6" x 9" x 5" sleeper chopped in half, with two smaller
lengths of a second one for legs. What was left was used to make a smaller
I've also included a scan of a product catalogue that shows an equivalent
table on sale for almost £400!
Hope they are useful
The table looks wonderful...really solid and substantial.... like it will
be there in hundreds of years time, (when we and the Fiat Multipla are long
gone), like weighty medieval furniture in ancient castles. Even more special
that you've made it yourself.
Thanks also for the scan of the catalogue. I hope that Cotswold will forgive
me duplicating it.