I needed a stand for a wine chiller. Wine fridge? Wine cooler? Bartles and Jaymes?
Complete shot first:
It’s on the left. Under the wine device.
I had this extra bed headboard (and tailboard? is that a thing?). It’s from IKEA. It’s made of wood. I hate throwing
good wood away. I’ll burn/crush/destroy and otherwise exact lament upon particle board furniture all day long but in its original native tree form I have an affinity with it; I want to see it live anew; this respect is akin to a steak versus chicken nuggets.
I cut it down so the legs were all equal and gave them a staining.
Cutting / Staining
I then cut the thin back board and linked them together with some dowels and wood glue to give it some rigidity and to get it to the right size.
I used some spare wood I had lying around as a topper for it and snapped up a segment of 1×2 (these not shown) to the back as a brace.
Final shot first:
What an unusual table!
What, an unusual table?
Have you ever seen a table like this? What was it for? A game? A ritual? I purchased it for the heavily discounted rate of $15 from Out of the Closet in Atwater Village a week or so ago. It was in bad shape:
- One loose leg
- It didn’t stand straight
- Appeared to have been dropped down several flights of stairs
- heavy gouging and missing hardware
- What was the leather thing? a lamp? a roulette wheel? a drum?
- Now that I see the photos I promise it looked worse in person
So many mysteries, no answers, only solutions. I planned to refinish it, put something in the giant hole, and replace my albeit without issue (but too large) current coffee table.
SAND SAND SAND. I sanded the imperfections and all of the finish off. I removed some hardware but not all.
Enter: this stuff. I like this stuff. Good for impatient people. It’s got polyurethane and stain all in one. I slap it on, wait for it to dry, steel wool it, rinse and repeat. The drawers got a lighter color stain, but otherwise the same treatment.
My teammate provided a bowl that seemed as though it was made for the giant circular hole,
Here it is all finished in the living room. It freed up a lot of space in the room and is a fun and unique piece to have around!
Clearly where the keyboard goes.
Look at that deep dish.
More stuff to come.