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Wedge Table

Every now and then I come across wooden wedges, usually oak, while I am searching for usable driftwood. I'm not sure of their original purpose, but they may have been used as 'chocks' to stop boat trailers from rolling down slipways. Once I'd found three of these wedges, I thought they would make unusual legs for a coffee table, so I left them forgotten in my wood store while I waited for the fourth to get washed up by the tide.
The fourth wedge duly arrived and this is the resulting table. The rails are made from some very worn lengths of driftwood oak which had also been waiting for some time in the wood store, and the top is made from driftwood pine planks, old floorboards I think.
The length of the table is 53 inches, height is 14 inches and width is 18 inches.