Large Coffee Table + Dressing Mirror = Bench!!

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It's all how you look at things!
I found this large wood coffee table at a thrift store for $4.99 It looked like a dozen children used it as a coloring book and gum cemetery! I sanded it down, heavier in some areas, then used a dark stain, wiping off as I went along to give it this look.
I took the mirror apart and used the mirror frame for the back of the bench. I cut a piece of plywood to fit behind the frame. Attached and stained. I used the mirror supports for the arms of the bench.
To attach the frame to the table, I had a couple of old office chairs and used the back metal pieces that join the back rests to the seats. They were heavy duty and worked perfectly!
There was already a hole in the piece I used for the arm, so I attached them with bolts.
The people who purchased this had a thick padded cushion made and use it in their eat in Bakery!! Thanks for lookin' :)
Suggested materials:
  • Large Wood Coffee Table   (Thrift Store)
  • Wood Swivel Floor Mirror   (My friends at An Owl's Bazaar)
  • 2 office chair metal back supports   (side of the road)
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