Atomic Biomorphic Yardstick Covered Coffee Table

October 3rd, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
8 users recommend

I had a blast working on this new yardstick project.  It's my biggest so far.  My friend, Tracy, picked this table for me and it was in pretty rough shape from weather exposure.  The side laminates had to go and a whole lot of sanding followed.  Luckily the bones of the base were still strong but were still in pieces.  I gave the base three coats of chalk paint, the side trim 3 coats of silver paint, the underside 3 coats of chalk paint, and after applying all the custom yardstick pieces, four coats of poly.  Now it's strong as ever.  I left part of the underside exposed to show the original manufacturing mark.  "140 Coffee Table" with a California Union Made Stamp.  If anyone knows the history of this table, I would be thrilled.  I couldn't find anything.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
posted in: member junk, green, modern, table, red, blue, silver, orange, yardsticks, chalk paint, coffee table, annie sloan, eames, atomic, rulers, biomorphic, ruler, retro furniture, numbers, yardstick

Comments (10)

TinTinJunkFan writes: This is so cool-- love the base! Posted: 7:57 am on October 18th
zazzyzee writes: Love this. Posted: 9:12 pm on October 16th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Sue! I forget about the awesome button. I've got to start hitting that thing like it owes me money! There's too much talent here on JMS. Posted: 1:03 pm on October 7th
suewhitney writes: Brian...You keep coming up with new favorites of mine from you. This is AWESOME. I just pushed the awesome button!! Thanks for sharing..

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:44 am on October 7th
gadgetsponge writes: That's totally true rzrback! A flipflop!
Posted: 7:05 am on October 6th
rzrback writes: How fun!It looks like a big shoe from the under side! Posted: 4:19 pm on October 5th
NDJunkGirl writes: this is a VERY cool coffee table - wow! The yardstick colors are awesome, not to mention how neat the base is. Thanks for sharing your talents!

-Andrea Posted: 8:59 am on October 4th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks as always GypsyBarn! I can't give my yardstick sources Laurel!! Haha. Honestly, I have friends and family always on the lookout. Plus I've set my junk radar to go off when I'm searching esate sales, junk shops and anywhere else I can find them. Posted: 8:00 am on October 4th
chippingcharm writes: Wow, so cool!! Where in the world to you find all these yardsticks?? Love what you do with them :) Laurel Posted: 4:19 am on October 4th
GypsyBarn writes: The name is the best! Id love to own it just so when people oogled over it I could rhyme that off! Awesome job! Posted: 2:22 pm on October 3rd
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