How a Pile of Old Wood Became a Beautiful Rustic Table

DIY 09.27.15

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Have you ever seen a picture that you couldn't get out of your head?

That's what happened to me when I saw a photo of a beautiful rustic wood table.

Only I didn't want to buy one.

Then I spotted a pile of old wood and this is what I did.

  • this was my inspiration photo
  • this is the pile of old wood I spotted on the side of my brother's house...
  • the old wood planks were used on top and I spent $42.00 at Home Depot for a few new pieces for the table base...
  • instead of painting the whole table I did some light touch up with chalk paint on the base and top
  • I found wicker chairs to go with my wood table
  • a view of the naturally weathered, plank table top

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  • Leslie H
    Leslie H Huntington Beach, CA
    thanks Becky, these are very heavy wood planks too, so it's a sturdy table.
  • Michele A
    Oh! It is so beautiful! I have a pile of old fencing...wish I needed a table!
  • Leslie H
    Leslie H Huntington Beach, CA
    a pile of old fencing? you lucky girl you!
  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    I am so impressed! Don't know why this is the first time I'm seeing this project. Can't believe I missed it!
  • Leslie H
    Leslie H Huntington Beach, CA
    thanks Miriam! I think we both love projects with old wood :)
Leslie H

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