Fire Hydrant Table

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Project by Firebreather posted 08-20-2012 07:35 AM 6688 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a firefighter and at our central station we needed a new dining room table. The County that I work for kept giving us hand me down conference tables. I did some searching on the internet and looked at other stations and seen what they had for a table. I decided to use a real steel fire hydrant for the legs but there was a slight problem. I could only find one matching hydrant. So I decided to make one from 2×12’s. I turned the hydrants on my wood lathe and made the caps as well. The table is 3’x10’ and weights ALOT.

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 07:55 AM

That is a great idea

I think other fire stations may copy it


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#2 posted 08-20-2012 11:35 AM

EXCELLENT! Great build. I love it. This is really cool.
Thanks for showing.

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 12:26 PM

I would have never guessed one was real and one wasnt … well done very well done. Welcome to the gang firebreather.

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 01:44 PM


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#5 posted 08-20-2012 04:27 PM

Very nice. I’m a firefighter to. I’m sure there will be lots of stories shared at the table!

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 04:46 PM

Very original and unique…I know everyone must really like it alot

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#7 posted 08-20-2012 04:50 PM

Pretty distinctive table !

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#8 posted 08-20-2012 04:55 PM

Was it tested by a “certified” canine….ha. Great imagination!

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 08:06 PM

You gotta love that “hand-me’down” attitude!! What a great idea! You done well!! What did you use for the valves and hose??

TJ Pagels
Retired Fire Chief

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 08:09 PM

This is great fun – and, of course, pefect for the firehouse.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 11:09 PM

Great project! Way to think outside of the box.

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 11:41 PM

Very original design and well executed!

You might just find a market for these!

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#13 posted 08-21-2012 01:53 AM

A wonderful idea for a firehouse table! The wooden hydrants are amazing. You hit this one out of the park!

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#14 posted 08-21-2012 02:55 AM

That is the coolest turning I’ve seen! Great idea for a table too.

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#15 posted 08-21-2012 09:50 PM

What an imagination. Well done. And welcome to LJ.

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