A Table That Really Measures Up

Virginia B
by Virginia B
I'm so glad I didn't pass on this vintage table when I saw it at a moving sale. It had sat out under a carport and had endured the elements for years. It was in bad shape, but it was a classic style and I knew with a little love it could be great.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
I had been collecting vintage yardsticks over the years waiting for the perfect project. And this was it!
The yardsticks were long enough to cover the bottom and top of the table with a little leftover.
I lined them up so that the yardsticks on the bottom matched the ones on the top. The yardsticks are glued down with wood glue to make for a fun table.
Virginia B
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  • Doras Doras on Dec 05, 2015
    I have a set almost identical to this and they are step end tables. I've been wondering what I could do with them. Now I know. Did you remove the leather inlay on the top?

  • Rachelmary Rachelmary on Feb 03, 2016
    So very clever" Did you put a top coat on?

  • Lori Roberts Lori Roberts on Sep 01, 2016
    I have end table similar to this? I can't figure out if I should do? I have it painted a blue.

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  • Kristy Kristy on Sep 26, 2016
    You are so clever.

  • GeorgiaBulldogsFan GeorgiaBulldogsFan on Feb 01, 2021

    Well, I am late to find this post but I feel compelled to respond. I love love love this table. The use of the different colored yard sticks or rulers are VERY eye catching. I’m all about using things “out of the norm”. This falls into that bracket to me. Great job and great share!