Heavy Table Makes a Mighty Statement

April 20th, 2009 in member junk     
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I found this amazing sewer manhole cover months ago and kept it hiding behind a dumpster waiting for the right project.
It has the most amazing graphical look and feel. It is even marked Made in France!
Enter the cast iron 1920’s firebox base that was being sold as a set but because of the slight crack in the base, they let me buy it by itself.
I took both heavy parts to Welder Chris and he did a dandy job of welding some rusty and old materials together to make this fabulous indoor / outdoor table.
It measures about 2.5’ across and just under 3’ tall. Here’s Sophie (quality control) modeling it out.
For indoor use Id place a piece of 1/4 glass on top for a really cool look.
I found this amazing sewer manhole cover months ago and kept it hiding behind a dumpster waiting for the right project.
It has the most amazing graphical look and feel. It is even marked Made in France!

I found this amazing sewer manhole cover months ago and kept it hiding behind a dumpster waiting for the right project.

It has the most amazing graphical look and feel. It is even marked Made in France!


Well, the stuff I’ve been finding at the Salvage Yard keeps getting heavier and heavier… The guys are starting to tease me now because everything takes a forklift to lift into my truck.

The parts for this indoor / outdoor table were no exception. It’s mighty and it's heavy! 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - jenny k original
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, artwork, eclectic, industrial, garden, family room, outdoor spaces, modern, table, study

Comments (19)

writes: Thank you EVERYONE for the wonderful comments! I really appreciate your amazing feedback! Thank you :-)

JennyK Posted: 2:41 am on June 8th
miss_smartypants writes: Jenny, I've been watching your creations and I've decided two things: (1) you are a genius; and (2) when you want to move to a different house, I am not going to help.

miss_smartypants Posted: 7:21 pm on June 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny, another amazing and HEAVY table you‘ve created. The cast letters and rust create an incredible piece of abstract art.

Jim Posted: 11:02 pm on April 26th
roadtriplouise writes: Great junk. You have amazing imagination!
Ann Posted: 4:08 pm on April 26th
catbishop writes: This is really great! My son always wants the real heavy stuff at the scrapyard and I'm like "bring your own $ then..". I know a guy who used a bunch of smaller manhole covers for stepping stones all thru his backyard. Nice work as always..i'm still drooling over the letter table, it's so amazing. Posted: 1:05 pm on April 23rd
junkermidge writes: I'm not even amazed at your work anymore, "amazing" is just status quo for you. The table is SOOOO awesome. Candy is on to something with her idea for cities to adopt manhole cover recycling projects.
Midge Posted: 9:25 pm on April 22nd
TroyRash writes: i think what i find striking is the photo from a distance that catches the top and bottom - the top gives the illusion of being an aztec calender or something - i don't notice at first that it is in fact a manhole cover - i like that it fools my eye -

i love this!

troy Posted: 7:05 am on April 22nd
SweetMelissa writes: Love the rust, the colors, the patina...love it all! You have a knack! Posted: 12:17 am on April 22nd
creeksiderummager writes: I love it. The table is wonderful. Posted: 11:09 pm on April 21st
eliz2nd writes: its perfect for the garden Posted: 10:36 pm on April 21st
CassidyJean writes: This is very inspiring, but I would maybe paint it all one color.. just an idea Posted: 9:38 pm on April 21st
georgiamoon writes: Miss J. how do you have time to keep up this pace? I am always amazed at how quickly you move on stuff. I think about them for way too long I guess. you are so good at seeing this stuff in the rough. I would have admired it and then walked away from it...partly because of the weight...partly cause I wouldn't have thought of a table. You think BIG girlfriend. I think you should decide whether it is indoor or outdoor...I wouldn't want to move it! love this one, Geo Posted: 4:29 pm on April 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You know, looking at this piece just makes me think more and more cities should recycle items like this for their parks. Looks awesome in your garden!
Candy Posted: 11:58 am on April 21st
fellowjunker writes: Jenny, Jenny, Jenny.........who would have thought that a beautiful funky table could be created from a manhole? cover---YOU!! You are amazing!! I absolutely love this piece. As you say the graphic look and feel is simply marvelous!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:30 am on April 21st
shabbychick writes: Jenny, it's amazing - you've done it again! (made in France...how cool)! I bet this would win the prize for the heaviest junk project on the site! :) No worries of it blowing over in the wind!

Love the rustiness of it.

Kathy

Posted: 10:22 am on April 21st
whiteflower writes: This is wonderful - I would LOVE to have this in my garden. You keep blowing me away with your projects! Lori Posted: 8:36 am on April 21st
oldnews writes: I just saw a manhole cover at my scrapyard too, but I had absolutely no way to get it home. :( I love yours, it's fabulous!
Marie



Posted: 12:20 am on April 21st
CottageElements writes: Ooooooh . . . I love this piece! I just wish I could have you make me one, but I think shipping might be a little pricey. You just amaze me every time. You are so, so creative!

Lani Posted: 12:13 am on April 21st
alicemom writes: Gosh Jenny! I have seen manhole covers 7 thought what a cool top. BUT you really pulled it off! Fantastic! You have the touch or should i say torch! keep it up! boy I love seeing your stuff!!
smiles,
Alice Posted: 11:24 pm on April 20th
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