Asked on Sep 08, 2014

Ideas for new uses for old wood table top?

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I have a beautiful rectangle table top that was a grandmother's dining room table. It is too large to use and I repurposed the 2 claw for legs stands to make round end tables. The take top is in 2 large pieces and I would like to find another use for it to keep it around. Would love ideas of all sorts.
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  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Sep 08, 2014
    It depends on the dimensions and era of the table, some tables had lovely wood detail and could easily be mounted on a wall as a mural or large scale picture. Can you post a picture of the table. I love being inspired by things.

    • Brandi McCandless Brandi McCandless on Sep 08, 2014
      It has no designs at all. It is a4 foot by 8 for rectangle 1 1/2 inch thick. It is split into 2 pieces. It is dark cherry wood.

  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Sep 08, 2014
    Do you have a picture by any chance? That would help! Perhaps a coffee table, like this? http://www.hometalk.com/diy/living-room/furniture/diy-storage-coffee-table-3822129

  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Sep 08, 2014
    You could get a piano hinge and create a folding table that goes against the wall when not needed. you could mount it on the wall and use it to highlight special artwork, you could just keep it as a tabletop and cover your current table with the top for special occasions Holidays etc. Oh here is another, you could use it as a christmas tree base put tiny white fencing around it and maybe a train set? Then your grandma would be with you for the holidays!

  • Joslyn Joslyn on Sep 09, 2014
    You could repurpose it as a sliding barn door? Love that look.

  • Anna @Annabode Anna @Annabode on Sep 11, 2014
    Maybe use one of the pieces, add some short legs (you can find these on ebay, in many styles), and use it as a coffee table? Do you have a photo?

  • Patricia Wilkeson Patricia Wilkeson on Sep 11, 2014
    I had been looking for a long thin table for under a double window. my husband found a kitchen table with a wooden top. we removed the legs and boards, cut the top lengthwise to the depth I needed as well as the depth boards.then just reassembled. perks are the cut side lays flush against the wall. since you have two of the legs place them out front and pick up two plain legs for the wall side. I can't wait to make another one for the exposed side of our couch.