One man's trash....

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Project by mc269 posted 08-19-2015 12:12 PM 1053 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at the dump the other morning and ran across this old broken coffee table. Apparently someone had broken the glass top and decided to toss it. Me on the other hand, could see it’s potential. I quickly loaded it up and took it home and got to work. I first stripped and sanded down the base, primed, painted and distressed to give it the look I was wanting to achieve. Next I gathered up some old oak barnwood that I had salvaged a while back and made a new top for it. So after a little TLC, this table looks totally different from the one I had picked up from the dump. So I guess the old saying is true, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 12:20 PM

That’s very creative and a nice salvage job. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 01:09 PM

Great find. And a nice job on the refurbish too.

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 05:17 PM

Very nice!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#4 posted 08-20-2015 02:33 AM

That is really cool. Great job and nice save

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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