Tomato Cage Tables

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30 Minutes

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.

First I gathered supplies for the base of the tables - a tomato cage and wire, basically.

Then I trimmed off the tomato cage prongs and weaved in some wire. Admittedly, it looked ridiculous.

Gold spray paint helps.

My husband made some small wood tops from scrap wood (despite the fact that he thought my table idea was ridiculous).

Then I attached the tomato cage base to the wooden tops


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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  • Beth Beth on Oct 22, 2018

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

  • Montague Red 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 .

  • Paraffmo Paraffmo on Mar 11, 2023

    What do you think of leaving the prongs for support in the ground outside, and using them for patio or lawn tables. Easily moved, sturdy with the prong ends in the ground.

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