Is It Too Early to Be Thinking About Baseball?

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$20
3 Days
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My brother and sister-in-law were going to throw out this good, but odd shaped piece of wood. As soon as I saw it I knew it was destined to be a baseball table.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

It was pretty rough looking but doesn’t it look like the infield!

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

I flipped it over, sanded it and painted it white. Then I took a garbage can lid to make the curves. But that didn’t work out so well. So, I tried tracing it on my own and I liked it much better. Using a pencil, then black paint, I made the arcs. The hard part was mirroring it on the other side. It took a lot of measuring but I got it, finally!

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

I then added red paint to make the stitches.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

The table looked too clean so I added this antique wax. In baseball the umps rub dirt on the balls so I thought this would make it look more like a baseball.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

I love, love how it turned out.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

Then came the legs. I found the hardware to attach the legs at Home Depot. You predrill a hole in the bottom of the leg and attach it with a screw. Then, you attach the leg to the table top.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

Do you know wooden bats are hard to come by at 2nd hand stores? So after looking for a good month, I was able to acquire 3 bats. I cut the bottoms of the bats off at a 10 degree angle so the table would be more stable.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

After turning the table over I felt it just wasn’t sturdy enough. So I decided to build a base, no pun intended! I measured, well my husband measured, and I put the pieces together using screws. Then I stained the wood with a stain called Jacobean. I just love this stain!

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

Attaching them was a bit tricky and once again my husband walked into my shop at the right time to help me! I predrilled, then used screws to attach the base to the legs.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

I made a top that would act at a shelf for the table too. This really helped strengthen the table.

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

I left the bats as I bought them. I could have sanded and stained them to match the base but I wanted it to look as authentic as possible. I really like how it all ties together!

is it too early to be thinking about baseball

All done! Add a stool and you have a place to sit and do your homework! Or listen to your favorite team on the radio⚾️

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1 question
  • Melody
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Why not just make the top round like a baseball and have a baseball diamond half way down as a shelf? Great idea for the baseball fan!

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  • Donna Colwell
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Love this, especially the bat legs!!! Very creative and useful

  • Sarge
    7 days ago

    Baseball...uh, no thank you. What a snooze sport. (Just kidding , don't hit reply and blast me out). Nice. Love the "baseball bat" legs. Gives me an idea for a "football" table with goal post legs. Thanks!

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