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good morning, I've just been given 2 laminated pine panels each measuring 30mm x 900mm x 2100mm - they look great but what to do with them? I don't need a new table nor am I inclined to build a coffin - any thoughts on what you would do if given these panels?
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Welcome to the forum Derick.....and Howdy from Texas!!
That is a lot of good wood to make some nice signs with.
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About 20 years ago, a friend who was moving gave me 4 solid wood (poplar) table tops about 48" X 48". I didn't have an immediate need for them but couldn't bear to let them go to waste. A few years later, my wife decided she wanted a folding table in the laundry room. A couple of years later, the kids needed computer desks in their rooms. Little by little, I used them up in projects that came my way. If you keep it, they will come . . .
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Welcome to the forum, Derick. With a little patience, they'll tell you what to do with them.

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You could build a work bench out of it. With a decent frame under it it would be fairly sturdy.

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Originally Posted by DonkeyHody View Post
If you keep it, they will come . . .
way bestest answer right here...
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They could make some nice carcases for bookcases perhaps. Maybe we should be considering furniture pieces with bigger depth though, to make the most of the width of those nice big panels. How about something like a Welsh dresser/hutch. You could easily get two full-height sides for a kitchen dresser from one of the panels you have.
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Do a search on the 'Net and find some plans for a piece of furniture that would be useful for you or as a gift to someone. Welcome to the forum! Lots of good people and tons of information for woodworking. Noticed you are from Australia. G'day, mate!

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I have an exquisite piece of curly, quilted maple 4" thick x 20" x 40" just waiting for a sign as to its purpose. I have many ideas what I should make from it but I have not seen the signs as to its purpose. All kidding aside I don't think I will make sign from it. I have made a couple of night tables from panels just as you have described and they came out very nice. As Neville says free wood is the best wood.

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