Scaffolding plank display table

Display tables and cabinets bring a priceless charm into a home. The ability to have memorabilia around to relive treasured memories during the quiet times, is precious. Here’s a great DIY project for a scaffolding plank display, using either new or reclaimed wood.

Scaffolding planks, new or used, are great for various furniture projects. This display or console table is made using new pine scaffolding planks and galvanised pipe. You can buy everything you need for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.

Scaffolding planks are long and 32mm thick, so they are very strong and won’t bow easily when used for tables.

Make a 2 metre long table with scaffolding planks and lengths of galvanised pipe and pipe mountings.

The planks are glued and clamped together, with an aluminium flat bar screwed to the underside every 500mm along the total length.

There are various methods for ageing and staining the wood to give it the appearance of old wood. We’ll have an article dedicated to staining and aging wood up shortly, so be sure to keep your eye on DesignMind to keep up to date with all things DIY.

 

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