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« on: September 25, 2011 05:37:43 PM »

My friends dad passed recently. She sold his tools/gear from his car repair company. She allowed me a preview before the sale...yeah...tools!
In the corner, dusty and rusty were old car jacks.
I loved the 50's vibe. They could be 'useful'.
I brought 'em home, cleaned 'em, primed and spray painted 'em.

A few weeks later, another garage sale find...a 1"thick piece of glass for $20.
Popped that onto the car jacks and..viola'..my new coffee table!
I am so pleased with the transformation.

Gotta tell ya... I'm a loooong time lurker and love all the crazy ideas here. Y'all are inspiring...otherwise, I never woulda considered this recycling opportunity!
C&C appreciated!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011 03:28:53 AM »

Very industrial chic!

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011 03:57:18 AM »

Really quite cool. My OH is a mechanic im off to his garage see what i can scrounge  Grin
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011 08:54:15 AM »

I really like the look of it! very nice..
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011 03:08:05 PM »

I love industrial -- but how did you connect the glass to the car jacks... and prevent them from scratching the glass?

« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011 05:02:18 PM »

It looks like the glass is heavy enough not to slide around. Anyway, I love it! It looks like something the they would do on that show Picker Sisters on Lifetime.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011 07:06:45 PM »

re: how to keep glass on car jacks...
I tried the plastic round dots normally found under glass tops. And they kept popping out. That glass is HEAVY!! Takes two to lift; those dots had no chance.

I finally cut up black felt strips and glued them to top of the jacks...just to protect the glass. So far, no deviations from mid-line. No scratches.

In the meantime...my girlfriend's mom (married to the car-guy) passed yesterday...funny how long-married partners rarely survive >6mos from each other. Her mom DID get a chance to see the upcycle..and she was pleased and laughed about "that clever younger generation..."
(uh, I am over 50yo...!)
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