Coke Crate TableOctober 31st, 2011 in member junk
Another creation that started from the shed! My mother gave me 2 of these dilapitated Coke crates. I had no idea what I'd do with them but I certainly wasn't going to turn them down! Then, a friend gave me 2 of these really ugly lamps. I thought I'd just paint them and use them for their intended purpose but then I had a lightbulb moment (no pun intended)! I didn't paint the crate, just put a couple coats of poly on it since the wood was so very dry and I wanted to preserve it in its current condition. We did have to replace the bottom of the crate though.
Hubby and I tried our hands at glass cutting with this project. I didn't want to splurge on a professionally cut piece of glass so I found a nice, thick piece at the thrift store and we cut it. It was much easier than I thought it would be and, after sanding the new edges with a fine grit sandpaper, it's nice and smooth.
My original intention was to use the lamp base only but, when I applied weight to the corners, the table wanted to tip over so hubby added the colonial spindle legs for extra support. I like the way it turned out and for $13.50, my pocketbook does too!
I'm going to give this one to my Mom and make another for myself. Seems only fair since the boxes came from her, right? :-)
Pattern or design used: My own design
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