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« on: January 14, 2004 02:40:00 PM »

finally, i can post pictures.  whew!  Roll Eyes           ok, here goes...

i had an old door.  and noplace to rest my magazines and cuppa tea Sad  so, i set that door on some cement blocks and circular- sawed off a panel on each end, then sanded the edges.
i got some table legs and finials from the hardware store, along with some brackets to attatch the legs with.  
http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/v37/amymdelisle/table/table2.jpg                            
then i drilled holes in each corner the same size as the bolt in each finial, and attatched them.
http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/v37/amymdelisle/table/table1.jpg
finally, i painted everything.
http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/v37/amymdelisle/table/table3.jpg
it really needs a better paint job, but for now, it's serving it's purpose.

eww, pics are blurry.  still learning this one... Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2004 03:13:21 PM »

that's pretty awesome.  I really like the recesses in the door-- good for keeping rolly things and spills confined.  You could also put a glass top down, and use those recesses as display areas.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2004 04:42:18 PM »

cool idea! I never realized you could buy table legs. the things ya learn Smiley

was it readymade... that... <typing out loud, sorry> did a hanging desk/table from a wall? I look lustily at abandoned doors  Kiss

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2004 01:04:10 PM »

 :)thanks, susank.  what a great idea- i'm picturing bottlecaps or a loteria collage or pressed leaves or fancy papers...the ideas abound!  all under the protection of a sheet of plexiglass...
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2004 08:58:17 AM »

ur table is too cute! i luv it!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2004 10:16:33 PM »

I would put coffee beans under the glass..  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2004 01:52:31 PM »

Good idea crazy!!
Maybe even some teaspoons.. th measuring kind maybe the copper colored ones, some coffee beans of course and some other goodies associated with coffee maybe?
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2004 03:26:26 PM »

...except my man might be tempted to pilfer them when he runs out of coffee... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2004 01:11:33 PM »

I love the loteria idea-- one of my favorite motifs, too.

Does anyone know the url for a table made out of electrical boxes?  I found it somehow, somewhere on Craftster, maybe deep in someone's website linked via their signature?

I know that's a bit off-topic, but it's table-creation oriented, and it was sooo rad, with similar areas under glass to store stuff.

Table legs are sold at IKEA (part of their make-yer-own table thang).  You can use lots of stuff-- thick dowels, heavy duty wire bent into a U shape, plywood (whole sides), stacked blocks...

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2004 08:17:42 AM »

...except my man might be tempted to pilfer them when he runs out of coffee... Roll Eyes

Yep, that'd happen in my house too -  Shocked

I think you could make it a memory type thing for trips/vacations - pieces of maps, ticket stubs, matchbooks, post cards, brochures, etc. Or maybe inspiration for the next trip ....
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