Steampunk bistro table

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Project by Polishcannon posted 02-15-2017 01:26 AM 1468 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table for my wife, she bought bar stools and wanted a round table for our kitchen. It started with finding and repurposing the cast iron industrial pedastool. The table top, base and riser blocks are made from clear vertical grain Douglas fir. We love the patina of the pedastool, so I cleaned it with mineral spirits and sprayed it with laqcour. Then there was the challenge of making the wood look old, but keeping its natural beauty. The finishing of this project is what I am most proud of. I accomplished my goals for how I wanted the table to look.

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 01:48 AM

That’s a very nice job there. I have never been lucky enough to run across any of those cast iron pieces to re-purpose. You did and you made a GREAT piece out of it. Way to go !

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 02:26 AM

Very nice job on the pedestal table. The industrial pedestal looks like and old grinder stand. Also, it looks like there is not much room for legs of a person seated at the table. It could be that you were just staging those stools there to highlight the table though.

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 04:34 AM

Love the re purposing of interesting pieces. Looks great.

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 11:29 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I do have to cut the stools height down. My wife bought tall stools, but what we needed were counter top height. I agree with you Don, I think the pedastool was from a grinder. It has an outlet and switch with a cord end coming out. I thought about retiring it to use with a computer.

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