Tomato Cage Tables


Sometimes I get the itch to try a project just for the heck of it. Even if I think it will fail, or look horrid, or be a total time-suck…I just want to give it a shot. These tables are one of those projects. I already had all the supplies lying around me house, so I set out create create some unique tables for free.
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First I gathered supplies for the base of the tables - a tomato cage and wire, basically.
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Then I trimmed off the tomato cage prongs and weaved in some wire. Admittedly, it looked ridiculous.
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Gold spray paint helps.
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My husband made some small wood tops from scrap wood (despite the fact that he thought my table idea was ridiculous).
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Then I attached the tomato cage base to the wooden tops
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Done!
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Now let’s be honest, these aren’t the best looking tables..but they’re not terrible either. I think they're kinda whimsical and fun and would call them a semi-success.
(The tables are fairly sturdy…they have a little jiggle to them but they’re not gong to fall over or collapse under the weight of normal bedside table stuff.)
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  • Lavern McDaniel
    on Mar 11, 2018

    Why mot put wood round pieces of wood. At the bottom to steady it more would that work??

  • Beth
    on Oct 22, 2018

    How did you attach the wood round to the tomato cage? Hot glue, or something stronger?

    • Treia Stitzer
      on Mar 13, 2019

      I think it would be a nice side table next to a patio chair on the deck, that’s where I see it

  • Montague Red
    on Feb 26, 2019

    Why plain? Weave some fabric scraps wrapped around plain wire. Or use basket weaving materials. Also do you have some cute item to display inside bottom. Vase, trophy, plant. Maybe wrap wire in lights like Christmas or porch style. Real crazy, how about a plant that climbs like ivy inside allow to climb .

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  • Barbarann
    on Feb 27, 2019

    I love this! The only thing I would do is weave burlap.. Great job!

  • Cherie
    on Apr 19, 2019

    Saw another take on tomato cage tables where the wire between the supports had been clipped off. I like both. With the wire it felt whimsical, and I love whimsy! Without the wire it felt more... customary. Depends on the personality of the home and the homemaker.

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