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About the Charity

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK

One in six residents of Los Angeles County faces food insecurity. Our mission: to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community.

About the Creator

K Stanley
funddeed HQ Created 9 Projects

My first personal project was to raise money for the LA Food Bank, I titled it "A Table for Food" and basically, I made a new dining room table for my family.

The thing is, I've never made a table before, and I didn't know where to begin, or even where to find the wood for a table. I had been complaining to my wife that our dining room table needed to be thinner and longer, and if it could be reclaimed wood, that would be cool too. We would see tables at furniture stores for over $1000! But not only were they expensive, they weren't exactly what we wanted.

So I began to think about what it could look like and I imagined really thick wood, a rough surface and big old bolts holding it together. A few days went by and I was cleaning out a storage space when I came across some wood beams that we had taken out of our daughter's room. They had been wall-to-wall for bookshelves. They were over two-inches thick, and had heavy paint on them and metal strips for the shelf hangers, but underneath, they were douglass fir - hard and old.

It was a chore, but I came up with a design to create a table and bench that has become a great project and a pretty darn nice dining room table. And it put some extra food on the plates of some needy people with some kind donations from friends and family. If you would like to make a donation to this project (which will go to the LA Regional Food Bank) please just click the support button on this page. Thank you for your support and donations.

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  1. Update 3 – Final finish and completed table Posted on August 21, 2016 by Brand Sixty-Seven

    This is going to be the final update on the Table For Food project. Please donate to assist the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and remember your donations are tax deductible (to the extent the law allows). This table build took me several months to complete. Mostly because I only....
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  2. Update 2 – Finishing the pieces Posted on August 10, 2016 by Brand Sixty-Seven

    Once I had the design and the wood, it was time to get down to the nitty gritty and find out what was underneath all the layers of paint. Man, what a job! I have no idea if there's a much easier way, but here's what I did. First I....
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  3. Update 1 – The Table Design Posted on August 09, 2016 by Brand Sixty-Seven

    Since I don't really know the first thing about making furniture, my approach was to keep it simple. After I found the wood (three 12-foot pieces of 2.5"x 8" fir). I started by sketching the basic shapes of the wood that I had to work with - and keeping in....
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  • Kent Land
    07/08/2016
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  • John Avery
    18/09/2016
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  • Stanley Land
    01/06/2018
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  • Stanley Land
    01/06/2018
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