How to make an industrial rustic scaffold board dining table and bench

Utilized platform sheets are an extraordinary material to work with and you can deliver incredible furniture with a contemporary current feel.

Taking motivation from the New York distribution center upcycling pattern of the mid 90s you also can make a household item that will most recent a century, while enormously lessening your natural effect.

X-Frame Dining Set

Modern provincial plans are mainstream right now and fit pleasantly with most of home stylistic themes so why not attempt this yourself at a small amount of the cost of another feasting table.

With a couple of straightforward devices and piece of persistence you can make your own personal interesting rural modern feasting table.

See underneath for an instrument and material rundown and follow this itemized bit by bit manual for make your own magnum opus.

Here is an illustration of the completed item that I’ll be portraying in detail. It estimates 180cm x 88cm and is 75cm tall. (Which is generally the standard stature of a feasting table. They ordinarily range somewhere in the range of 74 and 76cm tall yet I discover 75cm to be the most agreeable for the entire family). The seats measure 180cm x 36cm and 45cm tall.

X-Frame Dining Set

Materials list

Utilized platform sheets  Verkoop steigeronderdelen

Steel legs

No 20 rolls (not the thoughtful found in your kitchen)

Wood stick

Wood color, stain or oil

Apparatus list

Table saw (discretionary)

Round checked whether (no table saw)

Bread roll jointer

Electric plane (discretionary)

Manual plane

Scarf clasps (4 x 900mm)

F-clips (4 x 200mm)

Dampness meter

Orbital sander (or two)

Belt sander (discretionary)

Orbital sander cushions 60, 80, 120 and 240 coarseness

Sanding froth cushions 180 0r 240 coarseness

Drill driver (and pieces)

Effect driver (discretionary)

Residue extractor or vaccum

Measuring tape

Set square or rafters square


Bit by bit fabricate measure

To begin things off you’ll have to source your materials. You’ll require platform sheets for the table and seat top while for the legs you’ll require some welding information or know somebody who can make these for you. I don’t make the legs myself however read on to see where you can discover a few.

Sourcing materials

So where do you find utilized framework sheets? Basic truly, Scaffold organizations typically have a lot of them, however the difficulty is, not every one of them need to sell as they can be reused for different purposes.

The stunt is finding an organization that will sell a couple. You can have a go at ringing around some nearby framework organizations to enquire in the event that they are eager to sell you a few or you may even luck out and find that they may very well give you a few. Simply continue attempting.

You can likewise look on eBay, Facebook Marketplace and locales like Gumtree as there are in every case some recorded on these destinations. You’ll in all likelihood wind up paying about £7 for a 10ft utilized board. You will require 4 sheets for a table top and 2 sheets for one seat.

Dampness levels

Significant! Check your sheets for dampness content. It’s critical to guarantee the sheets you are utilizing are sufficiently dry to work with. High dampness content in wood will prompt breaking, turning,

measuring and twisting sheets when acquainted with inside temperatures and mugginess. The sheets will gradually shrivel when they dry out.

In the event that conceivable, utilize a dampness meter to quantify the dampness substance of a board before buy. The ideal dampness level will be somewhere in the range of 6 and 15%.

Anything higher than this and you’ll have to dry the sheets prior to working with them. The most ideal approach to do this would be in a wood oven, yet the vast majority won’t have one of these so the option is to dry them in your home. The best climate to do this would be in a house with the focal warming on in a stay with a dehumidifier running.

Continue testing the wood until the moister is down to the right level.

In the event that you make some little memories to stand by until your wood is dry, nows a decent an ideal opportunity to consider your steel legs. I purchase mine from a neighborhood metal laborer who right now makes Metal bed outlines for campervan changes.

Fortunately I’m companions with him so he’s glad to make legs to my ideal size. You can call around some nearby metalworkers and inquire as to whether they can do a custom request for you.

Fit to be welded and painted

Bombing this give looking a shot locales like Etsy for some hand crafted legs. On the off chance that you need your legs painted ensure you get them powder covered

(rather than shower painted) as this will be the most tough completion. Hope to pay between £100 – £250 for a couple of table legs and £50 – £150 for a couple of seat legs.


Presently back to your wood. Ordinarily the principal move I make is to slice the sheets to length. To do this I utilize my sliding miter saw which I supplanted the edge with a 80 tooth wood cutting edge. These edges are explicitly intended for cross cutting wood with a spotless completion.

The standard multi reason edges that accompany miter saws will leave an exceptionally unpleasant cut which will mean all the more sanding for you. Take a gander at the distinction a decent cutting edge makes.

miter saw cut

miter saw cut

In case you’re putting resources into another miter saw for this task, guarantee you have one with a cut profundity of in any event 230mm. Most platform sheets will be about 225mm wide and about 37mm thick.

The sanding cycle

This is typically the longest, most exhausting piece of the fabricate yet be persistent and the outcomes will be justified, despite any trouble.

Similarly as with most utilized platform sheets there’s probably going to be spilt assemble materials splattered all over them, provided that this is true, you can presumably scratch these off with a backdrop scrubber or etch. Sanding can be finished previously or subsequent to joining the sheets.

Manual sanding will require 10 years so put resources into an orbital or belt sander for this part. A belt sander will speed things up incredibly here.

It’s ideal to begin sanding with a 60 or 80 coarseness paper to clean the sheets and eliminate the vast majority of the long periods of concrete, mortar and different pieces that may be stuck on the wood.

You can see above I’ve been utilizing two diverse orbital sanders and a residue extraction unit to try not to take in residue particles. On the off chance that you have an enormous workshop,

at that point you’ll presumably utilize a woodwork dust extraction organization to introduce and check the productivity of an appropriate residue extraction framework, however for a home arrangement like I have then this kind of residue extractor is fine.

The loads up don’t need to be impeccably cleaned down to uncovered wood as you’ll need to leave a portion of that rural patina for that genuine modern look.

When this is finished, rehash the cycle with a 120 coarseness paper. You may have to physically eliminate splinters and parts during the sanding cycle. Guarantee you sand edges to leave pleasant adjusted corners.


With most of the sanding far removed it’s an ideal opportunity to consider joining your sheets. Or on the other hand jointing as it’s brought in the realm of carpentry. To do this you ought to set up the edges utilizing a planer. It’s significant that each edge is spotless, smooth and straight as these edge will be stuck together and structure a seal between each board. You can utilize a manual plane for this however it’s a lot snappier with an electric one.

electric plane

Beginning with the table top, line 4 blocks against one another and verify how clean the join is. You can make little changes with your planer to get the ideal join. It’s a smart thought now to number your sheets, or draw a triangle across the top to guarantee you realize which sheets goes where should they get stirred up. When you’re content with your table top loads up it’s an ideal opportunity to consider your seat sheets.

The seat sheets will be excessively wide by combining two. We need the seat top to be about 360mm wide, in this way each board should be torn down to 180mm wide. To do this I utilize my trusty table saw.

It’s the fastest, least demanding and most precise approach to do this, in any case, in the event that you don’t have a table saw and don’t have any desire to create the speculation then you can utilize a round saw.

When complete, line the blocks to guarantee a solid match together and plane/sand the edges whenever required.


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