Reclaimed Gym Floorboards

October 10th, 2012 in member junk     
ReMadeIt ReMadeIt, member
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Photo: TV Stand by ReMadeIt

I found these floorboards from an old school gym in a reclaimed yard ages ago. Stuck with how to use them, I ended up using the floorboards to make this TV stand. To keep the whole piece vintage looking I used a wax mixed with grease for the finish.

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Reclaimed Gym Floorboards
posted in: member junk, tabletop, wood, furniture, living room, table, contemporary, grey

Comments (10)

murphysmarket writes: Love Love Luuuvvvv this piece. Yeah, I know that's misspelled,, I meant that. Yea,, I like this a lot. Posted: 10:21 pm on December 10th
TinTinJunkFan writes: wow what a terrific piece! excellent! Posted: 7:59 am on October 18th
ReMadeIt writes: Thanks for all the great feedback.

To get that finish I used a dark grey Annie Sloan chalk paint for the base. For the distressed look, I used clear finishing wax and mixed it with a small amount of grease. It's pretty grubby, so just a small amount worked. Then finish with the clear wax and polish with a cloth. It take a while, but the finish is great. Posted: 9:45 am on October 14th
gadgetsponge writes: Beautiful work. You can't really beat the strength of old gym floors I imagine. How long did it take for the grease and wax to setup for the final finish? Awesome job as always. Posted: 7:07 pm on October 12th
JunkArchitect writes: You really do incredible work and this piece is no exception. I wouldn't get an open flame near your wax and grease finish...sounds explosive!

Jim
Posted: 10:00 am on October 11th
licensetocraft writes: I'm going to have to learn how to do that finish, it looks great. Posted: 7:07 am on October 11th
georgiamoon writes: The TV stand is fabulous! You did an AMAZING job. But whats up with the teeny red TV? (just kidding!)

Georgia Posted: 8:58 pm on October 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Nice work, ReMadeIt! Very professional-looking. Posted: 3:45 pm on October 8th
NDJunkGirl writes: Two thumbs up! Great repurpose!

-Andrea Posted: 2:44 pm on October 8th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Repurposing the floor boards is great - love that the cabinet can also be used as a sturdy bench. ~Mary~ Posted: 6:53 pm on October 7th
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