It would be so cute on a deck, in a sunroom, or anywhere at the cottage. And if something about it looks familiar, it's because you've seen it before if you saw my "Free" post from a few weeks back.
Yup. I got this baby for FREE! It was listed on Craigslist and said that it was a partial set. So I took a chance on it and Boy am I glad I did. As I rounded the corner and saw it sitting on the curb, I think I audibly gasped. As I packed it in the car I called out "Thank you" to the homeowner who was working in his yard, and he apologetically explained that some pieces were missing. If only he knew just how excited I was to get it. I so appreciate the people who bother to list things for those who might find purpose and value in their discards.
The color is still so nice and vibrant on the mallets. I cut the ends off to provide a flat surface for when I inserted into the holes in the table top.
These were the goal post (?) pieces. I cut them down and notched them for crisscrossing for the center support piece. The notching was much easier than I thought it would be.
Then I screwed the four end pieces of the center supports into each of the 4 mallets. I did it at the white stripe point because I thought I could hide the screws better after touching with the white paint. This assembly part was a little tricky, but mostly because everything needed to have a pilot hole because it was made from hardwood.
Then I inserted the 4 mallets into the 4 holes I drilled into a table top, whacking until they were flush. Then I stood the table upright, set a second tabletop, and drilled screws through into the "legs" (oh, and I had been adding glue as I went along.) Then I added the third/finishing top. But I found I didn't like it because of the particleboardess of it. So I switched that top and ended up with this table....
I was so happy that everything is straight and level, and it's very sturdy -- Whew! There's always a question mark with these kinds of projects. But I can safely say the question marks have become exclamation marks! Yay!!
I'm linking this to:
Kimm's Trash to Treasure
Donna's Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors