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.
this white chair, the gray old Adirondack chairs on the back patio, and this planter.)