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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
So this one comes in just a hair under the $100 mark.
I used red oak and poplar for the two different shades of wood.
It took A LOT of sanding to clean all the glue up and level them out once they strips were laminated together. Then I slapped on a bit of stain and some varnish.
It has one stainless steel door hinge from Ace Hardware. It was $11 for two, so I've still got one for the next table.
Then I used a $30 stainless steel drop-leaf bracket from McMaster Carr.
One end of the bracket is screwed into the bottom of the table. The other end is belted onto the pedestal with a stainless band clamp.