I had seen an amazing coffee table made out of railroad ties at Anthropology a few or so ago. The price was way out of my range- so I made my own! I drew up the plans which you can find here and HERE. You can also find more info and the full step by step on my blog- Adventures In Creating!

Step 1: Cutting the steel

After drawing up the plans I was able to figure the amount of steel and lengths I needed. I brought my plans to a local steel mill and had them cut it down to the correct size for me.
I like it. Wouldn't this scratch the floor if it was on hardwood instead of carpet?
It sure would. But if you can drill into the metal to attach the top with screws, you can get little screw on rubberized feet to attach to the bottom and save your floor.
That's gorgeous!
That's gorgeous!

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