Curbside Trash to Dining Room Treasure

9 Materials
$90
7 Hours
Easy

Here is a quick, easy, and cheap way to get yourself a designer dining table on a shoe-string budget. As I have just had my first child I am cautious about where I spend my money. Growing up I remember our dining table, where the family would come together every morning and reunite at the end of day. It was the place where many friendships were formed over shared meals. This table (I hope) will be the home to such memories and where I will get to know my son, family, and friends :)


Tools I used:







  • Sander (belt and orbital)
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Circular saw
  • Drill and driver
Frame discovered on roadside.
Frame discovered on roadside.

Frame discovered on roadside.

curbside trash to dining room treasure, Straightened out bent leg and sand back exist

Straightened out bent leg and sand back existing paint

Apply 3 coats of gloss white enamel.
Apply 3 coats of gloss white enamel.

Apply 3 coats of gloss white enamel.

curbside trash to dining room treasure, Dig through my reclaimed timber collection to

Dig through my reclaimed timber collection to compose table top.

ready to apply glue and clamps.
ready to apply glue and clamps.

Ready to apply glue and clamps.

glued, clamped, dried, and ready for sanding.
glued, clamped, dried, and ready for sanding.

glued, clamped, dried, and ready for sanding.

curbside trash to dining room treasure, Centre the frame on the underside of the tabl

Centre the frame on the underside of the table top.

curbside trash to dining room treasure

Apply 3 coats of food safe and highly durable water based varnish.

curbside trash to dining room treasure

One mans trash becomes curbside treasure :)

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