Repurposed Posts and Table
It was love at first sight when I saw these posts. They were part of a back porch that was being remodeled and they would no longer be integral to the structure. They were in rough shape with nail holes and splintered edges but I knew I wanted to make something with them. It’s taken several months to be at a point where I could even work on them, but alas, their time has come. I knew I wanted to make a table out of two of the posts and the other pillar has a separate story.
Here are the 2 posts cut to make 4 pieces. As you can see they were asymmetrical but that was ok with me. I figured I would put 2 matching posts to be the front legs and 2 matching posts to be the back legs of the table. Quite a bit of sanding went into these guys, but I left them a little rough and decided not to fill in the nail holes or get them looking brand new; I wanted to show off their age and years of use. After prepping the posts I was able to slap some paint on them.
The table top is actually just that – a table top, which my husband made out of oak boards using a biscuit joiner, glue and clamps. He also put a nice edging on it with a router bit.
Here is the table put together. I’m still trying to decide if I want to put a little glaze finish on the legs to accent their old age.
I’m planning on using it as a work table. It’s the perfect height–about 38″–high enough that I don’t have to bend down to wortk on projects. However, I will be looking for a tall stool in case I ever want to sit down on the job. 🙂
Thanks for checking out this post (no pun intended)!!