I need some “smaller” projects for an upcoming flea market.
Things easy for someone to carry off and fit in a car.
Hmmmmm. . .
I’ve got some scrap boards,
I’ve got some balusters (from a Victorian porch). . .
to make a- s o f a table ?
Well– something architectural!
I actually needed a bit from a few other boards to build this table, but I did have stuff on hand—so no store-trips involved! Use what you have, right!?!
I ripped and mitered some old pine boards to make a simple frame, then covered it with salvaged boards.
I played with the placement and spacing of the balusters- pre-drilled, counter sunk and screwed the parts together.
Making the top was essentially the same exercise, except that the “frame” is wrapping the outside edges of the boards to stabilize the form. I used 3″ long screws to attach the top (again~ pre-drilled and counter sunk).
It’s pretty sturdy~unless someone tries leaning hard on it.
This is truly a very basic construction project—
it’s really all about having the architectural parts and salvage wood. Of course it IS made easier by having the right tools to cut it all!
NOW the problem is trying to figure out the finish—I would have LUV’d raw wood but the balusters were beyond stripping. . . bummer.
I gave it a general white-wash and distress-sanding, and now I’m playing with some gray in areas, but—I don’t know yet.