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!

Lindsay Jackman
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  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jul 03, 2017
    I have a huge antique dough bowl like you pictured. This will be perfect. How and where did you obtain the legs

  • Ach22017000 Ach22017000 on Aug 30, 2017
    What is the large piece under the plexiglass?

  • Karen Karen on Apr 16, 2021

    If you don't mind my asking, these bowls are very expensive. Where did you find this bowl and was it reasonably priced? The table is fantastic!


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  • Gail 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.

  • Ella Koby Ella Koby on Oct 17, 2021

    i have dual feeling about this project: hate it 👿 and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT💖💖💖 at the same time