Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thank you Kind Sir! And Thank you Craig S. List

I sometimes work in batches. So I hope I'm at the start of a constructing phase. If so, then I'm off to a good start because I'm very pleased with this table that I finished today.

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:
Donna's Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors


oneordinaryday said...

I love craigslist too. You definitely got a good find with this and your table is awesome.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a great idea! i love it- would be perfect for a sun porch, deck, or play room.

Melissa said...

Turned out absolutely wonderful...I love the book on the cover. ;)

Candy Allen Junk Sophisticate said...

Very nice,Midge! Looks like Craig was good to you!
Candy said...

you are the queen of junque! Your table looks fabulous!

red.neck chic said...

Good GRAVY! That is the coolest table!!! Deck, ha! I'd have that front and center in my single-wide!!!

Midge - I think you hit a hole-in-one with this one! Oh wait... wrong sport.

;-) robelyn

Linda said...

This turned out so great- just love this project!

Janelle - The Farmer's Wife said...

How great is that??? I have been trying to put together a coat hanger with old tinker toys...need some help from DH to get it all figured out, though!

Keep it up!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That is really cute. I just got an old croquet ball last weekend. Wish I could get a whole set.

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That looks like such a fun table!

Rose said...

Gosh, that table is to DIE for! I'm loving the crossbars especially. They really make the whole piece work (in more ways than one, lol)