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Timber for hallway table

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Timber for hallway table

Hi guys, wondering if you can sand and varnish the timber sleeper in the attached photo? I’m hoping to make a hallway table…. 



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Re: Timber for hallway table

Hello @Diy_Shell


Thank you for sharing your question about the timber for your hallway table.


It's great that you are building a hallway table. Would it be possible for you to post a photo of the yellow ticket of the timber? This will allow us to identify what timber you are referring to. As an alternative, I suggest using the 200 x 50mm 2.4m Durable Mixed Hardwood Sleepers they have no chemical treatment in them and provide long-lasting service. Timbers that are exposed to the weather often have some form of treatment on them. I suggest checking with the store's timber specialist before purchasing the wood.


I recommend using the Ozito ¼ Sheet Orbital Sander, it uses standard Flexovit 100mm x 1m 240 Grit Painted Surface Sandpaper Roll. If you plan to varnish the table, I propose using Cabots 1L Gloss Clear Benchtop Timber Finish. It is food-safe, non-yellowing, and heat resistant. Please keep us updated, we would be keen to see your progress while you build your table.


Here is a handy step-by-step guide: How to restore wooden furniture


Let me tag our experienced members @Peggers and @Tara86 for their recommendations.


If you need more advice or information, please let us know.




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