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Perfect Foyer Table For A Narrow, Shallow Space

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Our foyer is a narrow space, with just one short wall for a table. As much as I craved another spot for decorating, and a place to drop keys, I didn't want to be tripping over a large table every day.
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I found four porch posts at a vintage sale, brought them home, and asked my husband the engineer to built a foyer table with the posts.
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He found some scrap 2x2's for the top, but was concerned that this shallow of a table wouldn't be sturdy enough for a house with four teenagers and two dogs. He had visions of this table being bumped into and literally doing "the splits."
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After several phone calls to local bike shops, we had the solution. A free bicycle wheel made the perfect quirky "brace" for our table. Two small screws secure it to the legs.

To see more: http://www.reinventedkb.com/2014/02/the-bicycle-wheel-foyer-table-2/

Got a question about this project?

  • Richard
    Richard Luling, TX

    Looks cool....However I can not see how the wheel gives it stability....

    • Kimm at Reinvented and RoadKill Rescue

      @Richard the wheel is screwed in to the posts, so it keeps the table from doing "the splits", which is what my husband was worried about. :)

  • Cindy Hill
    Cindy Hill Phoenix, AZ

    my home is western themed and this would probably work with a small wagon wheel as well.....hmmmmm.....my wheels are turning (no pun intended)

  • Carol Harris
    Carol Harris Jonesboro, AR

    I love it, so unique.

  • Duval.26

    HA! I have a rickety table with the same trouble! I don't know how you thought up this one, but well done!!

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA

    How on earth did you think this one up? you are a very special person! This is really cool!

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