Cistern Table

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Project by KnotWright posted 01-17-2013 09:02 PM 1540 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a couple come in with an old aluminum table frame, the kind with a glass top. The glass had broken, so they asked if I would take some old scrap wood a build a new top for this frame. So they came back with a load of old wood which just happened to be the remains of an old cistern that was on their property.

Once I sorted all the pieces I figured out what I had and told them there was NO WAY I was going to put this on some cheap metal frame.

I happened to have a few old porch posts for legs and so I set to work on this. While it was in the shop being put together I had several visitors stopping by wondering what in the world this was going to end up looking like.

One of these visitors stopped in just after I completed the finishing of the top and offered a sizeable sum for the table which wasn’t for sale in the first place, they made me smile, and wishing I had more of these old cistern bottoms laying around.

Needless to say the owners of this project were blown away with the completed table, its about 5 feet in diameter, plenty of room for their family gatherings.

-- James

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 09:37 PM

very nice,beautiful table.i can see why they were blown away.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 11:39 PM

A real rustic delight ,good jog buddy.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 02:45 PM

Gorgeous work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 02:59 PM

A table that has lots of character. Great job!


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