Table Remake

These days it’s hard to find a good table on Craigslist. Everyone wants too much money.

But if you have an eye and a knack with paint and wax (and a good table saw and miter saw, etc), you can turn an ugly table into a neat table.

Here’s the latest project:

Tables

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Apparently, the previous owner had attempted to upgrade the tables. He painted them gray, but then lost the glass for the larger table. We picked them up on Craigslist for $25.

First order of business was to get rid of the scalloped shell edges and corners and make a flat table-top. A bit of paint and brown wax, and 24 hours later, the larger table went into service as a sweetheart table at a friend’s wedding.

We’ve no use for the smaller table, so it’s being given away to a friend.

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