Zinc-Top BBQ Sideboard

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Project by OldKranky posted 04-08-2012 10:29 PM 2997 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Pottery Barn inspired sideboard for my BBQ area. It cost me all of $8 for the hardware and $4 for the used galvanized shelf. It is made of mahogany shipping create from China that I got from the granite shop that my son in-law’s works at. Eventually I will give it a coat or two of oil just to keep it natural looking.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 10:44 PM

Great table and recycle. Are you planning on a finish?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 11:15 PM

Really nice!

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 03:02 AM

i love projects like this made from recycled wood! Sooo cool to take something that would end up in the dumps and give it an amazing new life! Thanks for sharing it with us! Is that a concrete top? I’ve always wanted to try that!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 03:13 AM

I love a recycled wood project. Looks great!

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 11:13 AM

You did a great job on this. Nice save of the pallet wood. The sheet-metal top looks good too. I used to be a tin-bender and that top will go a long way for you. Good work!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 01:03 PM

Great use for old wood!

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#7 posted 04-09-2012 07:32 PM

That looks really nice… Hopefully you have a nice BBQ to pair it up with!

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#8 posted 04-11-2012 05:23 PM

As a woodworker on a budget, I love the inspiration from recycled projects. Gorgeous! Seriously? Mahogany shipping crates? I need friends in high places. Thanks!o for sharing this.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 04:03 AM

That is really nice. I also like the frugal approach and make things from recycled items.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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