14 June 2011

Reuse and Recycle to Make a Table

One side effect of a typical project around here is that we always mismeasure a bit or screw something up or both. So, in the end, there's usually extra materials or scraps. In the case of the pergola/gate project, we screwed up and had some extra cedar boards laying around.

John happened to be ambling by the hippie house down the street and they were tossing out a glam silver table base. I imagine it used to support some smoked, beveled glass top.

Based on some inspiration from a bench built over at The Brick House out of an old fence, John had the cool idea to make a small table with the scrap cedar boards and the silver base.

The three-board top is secured to the base by the cross-boards that hold them together. The cross boards fit nice and snug and secure the top to the base.

The finished table is a great combo of the natural wood and the circa 80s manufactured base. Now it sits all purty next to the bed.

It still needs a good sanding and maybe a finishing oil, but for now, it's holding up the books and alarm just fine. I love reusing things and finding stuff in the garbage! (Our other garbage finds - among so many - include this white chair, the gray old Adirondack chairs on the back patio, and this planter.)


The Curious Holts said...

MALM! You have a Malm, dude. I have a Malm. Do you know there's a FB page for it?
Oh, um, yea, that table is so crazy deluxe! I really, really love it. It is very Brick House. What else? There was something else...

Lee said...

Malm indeed. A FB page? Of course there is. Geez. That Malm has served us really well. Sometimes IKEA really gets it right.

LindaCTG said...

Oh, wow, that is gorgeous! And you can't beat the price either.

The Curious Holts said...

Oh, yes, I do love an iconic IKEA piece.
I was going to say that you were teasing us with the stack of books. I love to see what books people have, especially by their beds. I couldn't quite make these out. hrmpf.