Ladder Table

March 23rd, 2015 in member junk     
patina+whimsy patina+whimsy, member
4 users recommend


I acquired a really cool ladder with rungs & decided to make a table from it.  I had a drop leaf table top that was primitive looking, so I took the sides off & used the center portion of the table top.  I had some boards that had been used for slats on an old bed & used those for the frame.  I cut a center section from the ladder so I could use it for another project.  I cut the boards/slats to size & sanded them down a bit.  I already had some spindles that were cut in half, so I added those as some trim on the rough edges.  I used L brackets to attach the table top to the ladder.  I have a Kreg Jig, but I need to figure out how to use it!  :)  The table was bar height.  I figured the ladder could be cut down if someone chose to make it shorter.  I also put a couple of coats of polycrylic on the base to preserve the chippy paint on the ladder.  I just used Restor-a-Finish on the table top because I loved the patina it had.

 

I put the table in my vendor space & it sold the next day!  :)


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, kitchen, living room, entry, table, sunroom, jch

Comments (4)

JunkArchitect writes: What a great repurpose!!!

Jim
Posted: 7:50 pm on May 4th
Adventuresinjunking writes: Brilliant! Absolutely inspired!
Posted: 2:38 pm on April 14th
patina+whimsy writes: Thank you! I am on the hunt for more ladders! Who knew they'd be great table legs?? :) Posted: 6:56 pm on April 9th
rustinpeace writes: I think it is a cool re-use of castoff treasures! Posted: 2:32 pm on April 2nd
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