From the moment we moved into the new house, the wife has been looking for a side table for the living room.
She looked everywhere, and we tried several tables of various shapes and sizes to no avail.
Finally, while at a furniture store, she found a table made from what looks like an old baluster, that she thought was a great inspiration piece.
And…. this is the photo of the inspiration piece that she brought home for me to see.
This find led to a search for something similar to use for our own table. At a flea market, she found several pieces cut from the ends of old porch columns. At $10, with all the weathering and chipped paint, she decided it was perfect. What do you think? Would you have grabbed one?
I designed a simple base and a top that was inspired from a table that was my Great Grandmothers.
The top and base were cut from a $25 glued up panel from the Big Box store.
I built up the base to look more substantial, and rounded the edges with a router. I routed a thumbnail on the bottom side of the table top and added a 2″ skirt.
We painted the top and bottom white and then I antiqued them with black and brown glazes, to match the column. I attached the base to the column directly. To attach the top, I added a small panel to the top of the column and then screwed that to the table top.
Now its complete, and I think it came out pretty well. What do you think of our table from a reclaimed porch column and a ready made panel?
Drop me a note, and let me know, good or bad project? What would you change if you were doing it?