Because my father recycles and reuses everything he can find, I knew I could find a piece of wood for the top. He recently had a truck load (not kidding) of scrap wood from a building site dumped delivered here. You would have to see it to believe it:-) So I headed to the woodshop and found the perfect piece of pine already the right size and shape. He smoothed the edges on the belt sander, then drilled two holes in the top of the iron table to secure the top.
I sanded and distressed the top even more with chains and a chisel...
I then rubbed on some Minwax dark walnut stain and finished with satin polyurethane.
For some reason, it was really shiny, not satin, so I sanded off the shine. I am going to try paste wax at some point, but didn't have any here. This is the smoothest finish I have ever achieved even on this rough, scrap wood.
So here it is...
It's just the perfect size and height to go by this chair...
I had everything I used so it really was free. I'm learning from my father...
I really wish I could remember where I got the table. I think a set of these in different sizes would be really cute.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a blessed Easter:-)
I'll be linking up to
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed,
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
so be sure to go by there!