Antique Dough Bowl Turned Coffee Table

Growing up, my parents had an antique dough bowl that was hand-carved and used by my great, great, grandmother. I always loved it's unique quality and imperfections. I've long wanted one for myself and when I came across this large one at an antique yard, I couldn't resist! Once I got it home, I realized it was so large I wasn't sure what to do with it! So, I turned it into a coffee table!
We started with the old bowl and then added some vintage iron mid-century hairpin legs found on eBay.
We cut some plexi-glass for the top and we were ready to go! We left the plexi-glass unattached in case we wanted to use the bowl at some point to display something.
I absolutely love how it turned out!
It was a super-easy project, but it packs a lot of rustic style!

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Lindsay Jackman

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Nancy
    on May 29, 2017

    I noted that the plexiglass can break into sharp pieces. Can plexiglass be sanded to smooth out edges?
  • Kathleen
    on Jul 3, 2017

    I have a huge antique dough bowl like you pictured. This will be perfect. How and where did you obtain the legs
  • Ach22017000
    on Aug 31, 2017

    What is the large piece under the plexiglass?

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  • Betty Hoeffner
    on May 29, 2017

    I have one of those. I love what you did. Where did you buy the legs and about how much did it cost?
  • Gail
    on May 30, 2017

    It turned out absolutely beautiful! I love wooden bowls, utensils, plates, cups and anything wooden or stone. It has an earthy beauty.
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