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Tuesday
Oct282014

Locker Basket Piano Bench Cabinet

I've been moving so fast these days, I forgot to post a recent creation!  I picked up a neat industrial fan cage a while back and knew I wanted to make a medium sized shelf unit but when I thought about the vintage wire locker baskets, it really started to take off...

I had the bottom piano bench sitting in the garage forever with stuff piled on top.  I actually had planned to cut it in half and make a stacked (smaller) wall shelf.  But when I tried out the size of the fan cage on top, it was a perfect marriage.

Some custom painting, distressing along with some vintage, thicker yardsticks and custom wood shelves -- and it was a winner!

This one sold within a couple of days but as soon as I find similar parts, I'm definitely making something pretty close to this one.  

Saturday
Oct252014

Junkin' & Pickin' Lately...

I've found some pretty good stuff lately for future projects.  Most of these were from estate sales but there were some leads that led to some good picking mixed in there.  Check them out!

HERE'S TO HAPPY PICKIN' FOR YOU!

Saturday
Oct252014

Horse Hame and Caster Barn Wood Coffee Table

Hey friends, folks and countrymen (and ladies)!  Got another creation fresh from GadgetSponge Garage.  I did some (minor) cleaning up of the garage recently to make more room to work.  I got tired of scrapping my ankles up running into things.  In the pile of "stuff" I had a couple of sets of horse hame bars.  I had to look up the official name but it's part of the whole collar assemble for horses.   Anyway, I also saw a very old metal caster set with an original axle.  I then knew what I had to do!

 

Here you can see the horse hames.  I cut the metal rings off so they wouldn't snag anyone walking by the table. 

I used some more of the old barn wood just like I used on the party / dining table I recently made in the previous post (HERE).

Here you see the old caster axle.  It took a whole lot of beating with the hammer and a fair amount of WD-40 to get it to release and roll again.  But I got it whooped into shape.

This coffee table is ready for a living room, a man cave, or just about anywhere else!

Measurements:  19" tall; 52" long (to handle ends); 26" deep.

The table is available to be seen at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall for purchase or can be purchased in my Etsy shop (HERE).

Wednesday
Oct222014

Custom 50-year-old Barnwood Party / Dining Table 

This is not exactly upcycling or repurposing but a lot of fun nonetheless.  I'm very proud to release this custom table with beautiful rough sawn wood that came from an old barn.  

There's an added bonus underneath with another surface for storing away things or a good place to keep your feet up.  I added some bottle openers at each corner for a little extra fun.  

The table measures 31" tall; 38.5" wide; 55" long.  The custom table and chairs are available at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Upcycled Twin Yardstick Side Tables -- Yet Again!

It's crazy how things work out when you're on a roll.  I first found a twin pair of vintage side tables and went to town on them with yardsticks (HERE) and then within a week or two found another pair with a rounded front.  So here I went again with yardsticks a flying and they sold in no time.  Here's the pics...

And, like everything else I create, there's the nametag to let the future owner(s) where it came from!