My Upcycle project is a coffee table made from an old basketball court floor, old elementary school chair legs, and a few other pieces of scrap wood and metal. I’ve managed to make significant progress on the build an am happy to say I’m almost done! Here is an image of what the table is looking like as of today.
I think the mid-mod Aesthetic has been achieved! The tapered legs of from the elementary school chair, and the lower bevel trim gives the table a modern and sophisticated look, despite the inherent roughness of the materials used.
I learned a lot of new fabrication technique during the build of this table. the lower beveled trim is made out of oak that has been stained with dark walnut varathane wood stain. Getting these piece to fit together nicely required me to use both mieter saw axis adjustments simultaneously, which was no easy task – I ended up having to scrap several pieces of material in the guess-and-check process of getting my angles right, if anyone can show me how to make these cuts without guessing, let me know!
As for the legs, I used an angle grinder and a tig welder to fabricate them from an old school chair; it was the first time I had used both of those tools extensively.
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The only things left to do will be to replace 2 legs with new ones to have all four legs angled the same, and to add the polyurathane coating on the table top, let me know what you all think or if you have any last minute improvement suggestions!