Living room table/coffee table


Another project, finally done! When we were living on the Island, one of our neighbors was going to throw out this rusty metal table base.

So I asked them if I could have it and he said sure. So I’ve been dragging it around for over two years.
I cleaned up the base and spray painted it. Then I made a table top for it. I wanted it to look like a chest. So I bent some metal for metal straps, and painted them. I used left over cedar, I planed, biscuit joined, and cut out groves for the corner guards so they weren’t sticking out as much. Then clear coated it.


Amazing craftsmanship, Sheri.

Martin Sojka, Maker of Craftisian

Nice work Sherri,looks super.

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What a marriage! The top is absolutely perfect for the base. It was worth dragging the base around for 2 years. (Personally, I’m not that fast! I keep things around for years until my husband threatens to toss them and then I get busy really fast.)


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

God recycle on the base it looks great on this splendid table, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Thank you everyone, I really like it. Has great character.

Oh my goodness!!!
That is beautiful and I love repurposing materials !!

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