Yardstick & Galvanized Wash Tub Base Side Table

April 9th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
9 users recommend

Here's my take on the yardstick topped table genre. I had some old yardsticks with a natural patina and I create some "age" on some newer ones to pull the collage together of the yardsticks. The base of the galvanized wash tub was pretty gnarly, so I gave it a really good sanding and added a couple of layers of paint and then sanded it again in certain places and sealed it. The tabletop is edged in some old, chippy door trim I had on hand. The feet of the table are vintage garden faucet handles. Measure 20.5" square and 21" tall.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, furniture, green, table, red, wooden, side table, rulers, yardsticks

Comments (19)

oldnews writes: Totally cool table! Love it!
Posted: 9:01 pm on April 18th
DesignTurnpike writes: Totally love it! Posted: 7:11 am on April 17th
OLDcrowAntiques writes: Great use of old yardsticks!
What A Cool Piece! Posted: 3:51 pm on April 16th
junkermidge writes: Great table! Love the materials and the colorfulness of it.
Midge Posted: 6:32 pm on April 15th
geegeeburr writes: Oh my goodness, this is CRAZY cute!! Posted: 12:33 pm on April 13th
chippingcharm writes: So very cool...love every detail! Laurel Posted: 12:04 pm on April 13th
NDJunkGirl writes: LOVE your table! Pure genius!

Posted: 8:06 am on April 12th
annebell writes: That is just plain COOL! Posted: 7:02 am on April 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much everyone! Such a supportive and creative community here.

Yardsticks are getting harder to find, Junquerkam. Supply and demand I guess for the good, old ones still out there. Posted: 5:32 am on April 12th
patina+whimsy writes: Love this! I have a table with pieces of yardsticks sitting on it just waiting to be finished. I just need to finish it! This gives me some inspiration.

Cheap yardsticks can be hard to find now. My mother scored 20 at a junk shop for $15! :)

Kam :) Posted: 11:13 pm on April 11th
snelson4778 writes: As usual you do some awesome work! I love it! Posted: 6:03 pm on April 11th
ramblergirl writes: This is real nice,i like the color combination and the metal table.Kooool carol Posted: 2:09 pm on April 10th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Awesome!! I especially love the feet. ~Marge Posted: 10:59 am on April 10th
JunkArchitect writes: What a fantastic table! The base is amazing and the color perfect.

Posted: 4:47 am on April 10th
herma writes: just gorgeous! gotta get me some more yardsticks! Posted: 11:47 am on April 9th
Heavenly_Treasures writes:

That is awesome.great job.down right beautiful.Have a great day. ROBERT. Posted: 9:02 am on April 9th
Bec4 writes: Bravo! I adore this! I am always on the hunt for yardsticks, sadly they are hard to come by at a good price nowadays. Posted: 7:37 am on April 9th
georgiamoon writes: Brian,
I love all the detail...what a fantastic job. The little feet are fabulous!
Georgia Posted: 7:00 am on April 9th
suewhitney writes: Well, Brian...this is a whole lot of awesomness. GREAT work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:13 am on April 9th
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