Remember in THIS POST I framed in our kitchen refrigerator in the house we rent? Well, I took the wood out, which was super easy BTW and you can read the OTHER POST on how I made it a temporary enclosure. I am working on getting our rental back to it's original condition. (no big plans yet but .... that story is for another day)
I start with a top that measures the length of our sofa (85 inches) and the legs are 2x4's sliced in half lengthwise and cut down to the height that was 1/2 inch shorter than the back of our sofa (the wood structure part, not the cushions).
As I looked for this photo in my pin board I saw a lot of cool tables that I am sure have inspired me too. You can view and follow that board by clicking HERE.
Another table that I made years ago was in that board also.
That was my first piece of furniture that I ever built from scratch.(bad quality picture =/ )
So this new scrap wood sofa table is sort of a mix of the two.
Once I had a structure put together that I liked then I sanded it, barely painted some of it with a light grey and then rubbed stain over most of it to make the exposed wood dark and rich. (see paint techniques HERE)
The corners are hammered in so they are more rounded and rough.
On one side the table has more dark wood showing through. (I sanded that bottom middle section more after this photo).
Here's the other side. The wood pieces were already painted white from it's previous life.
Here are some close ups to show how the corners meet and how the center piece looks.
I am sharing lots of pictures for those "visual" people like myself.
There are seams and screws that show and the sides aren't identical at all but I love a rough & sturdy piece of furniture with one of a kind character that's hand made and re-loved!
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thanks for stopping by!