Have you received your new 2″ thick Restoration Hardware catalogs yet? This Brickmaker’s Table ($1015 on sale) is part of their new collection:
It is made from a pallet used to haul bricks 100 years ago. I love the rustic French country look of this table, but even on sale I couldn’t afford it! Then I remembered a black iron console table I purchased last fall at a local garage sale for $3. The lines are very similar to the Restoration Hardware table.
Now I just had to figure out how to replicate the wood top. My first thought was to cut plywood for shelves and paint/distress the wood to look old. But then I happened to walk behind my garage the other day and saw this:
This pallet was used to haul flagstone for our patio 2 years ago. The wood is about an inch thick and has aged quite nicely to a charcoal gray color. I enlisted my hubby to tear the boards off the top and bottom of the pallet (he says this was NOT easy).
We used 3 boards each for the top and bottom shelf of the table. The second shelf required cutting small notches in the wood where the legs go. I also plan to soak the boards in a mild bleach solution before using the table to clean off any mildew and eliminate any insects that may be in the wood.
Here is a picture of the finished product.
Considering my inspiration table cost over $1000 on sale, I think this one, costing just $3, some old wood, and a little effort is just as nice. What do you think?
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