Having tried my hand at refinishing an old piece of furniture
, I figured I might have a go at creating a piece from scratch. I was in the market for a small kitchen table, and liked the minimalist look. I had seen many examples (here
, and here
) of the type of table that I wanted but they were all really expensive, ranging from around $500 to over $2000. This was just too far out of my budget range, especially because the hairpin legs I wanted to use could be had for a fairly reasonable price online. After that it was simply finding some nice looking wood that would handle the minimalist design well. I also really like the idea of using reclaimed wood for several reasons. So I went to my favorite purveyor of used construction materials, Construction Junction
, and was able to find some lovely old floor boards and reclaimed slats all for under $20 in lumber.
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