Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Table

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Project by parkertables posted 03-19-2011 06:24 PM 8492 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Table – made from a hatch cover from the Liberty transport ships from WWII. The tops were made from fir or pine, and the base is made from some reclaimed white pine that came from an old warehouse demolish in Canada. The stretcher is reclaimed Louisiana cypress. The finish is nothing more than a linseed oil blend, which helps to bring out the true color of the wood, with the dead flat look.


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#1 posted 03-19-2011 06:29 PM

gorgeous! I hope the future owner appreciates the history and the effort to preserve it.

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 07:51 PM

Very nice.
hits home for me, my Dad,..god rest his soul, served on Liberty ships
again very nice,

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 08:19 PM

i really like it. where’d you find the door?

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 09:41 PM

The photo setup is awesome. I like the rusted abused look. Good choice with the finish too.


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#5 posted 03-19-2011 09:51 PM

I found the hatch covers on ebay back in ‘02. The seller had purchased them from a warehouse owner in Mobile, Alabama, who had stored them for an unknown period of time. The story is that they had been salvaged near the Mobile port where some of the ships were decomissioned and dismantled. I have about 4 more left to build tables with.

Thanks all for the compliments.


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#6 posted 03-19-2011 09:53 PM

I will add more views when I figure out how to add the additional pics.


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#7 posted 03-19-2011 11:16 PM

great job!!! I like the story and history behind this project. very nice!!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 11:33 PM

Sweet, I love it!!

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Adam Baird

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#9 posted 08-25-2012 05:34 PM

This looks amazing. I’d love to see more pictures from different angles. Great work on the photo setup.

-- Adam from Indiana -

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