Sofa Table

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Project by Phil Brown posted 05-26-2007 08:09 AM 1995 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table I found at the flea market as grey and weathered as can be. It had layers of newspapers dating back to the 20’s caked on the thin broken top and the drawer was busted as well. The dealer let it go for $5.

I took the top apart and made a new drawer out of the boards, turning them upside down. If you pull out the new drawer you will see the old newspapers on the bottom which I clearcoated for posterity.

I made a new top from barnboard and stained it with puritan pine and a little dark stain mixed in. The clearcoat is polyurethane steelwooled and waxed.

The base received my French Canadian finish with black over barn red and green highlights. I sprayed waterbase satin over the paint.

I sold the table to a highend scrapbooking store that gives me lots of work building antique looking bookcases and display cabinets. I cant remember what she paid for it but the original price tag I had on it was $195. I discounted it a bit because she gives me so much work.

Usually the table sits at the front of the store with a bouquet of flowers on it but she gets really busy with scrapbooking classes and I think it got used that day to pile stuff on for convenience.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#1 posted 05-26-2007 10:54 AM

I really like this one and I love how you saved the top and the newspaper clippings!!! Nice touch

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 05-26-2007 01:04 PM

Another great save!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 05-26-2007 07:11 PM

I’m gonna start calling you Mcguiver, you can take a tooth pick and old garbage can and turn it into a armoire. Just kidding, good job Phil. It is pretty amazing what you do with that old furniture. pretty cool. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 05-27-2007 01:04 AM

I ditto what everyone else said, this is beautiful.


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