Trash to Treasure 5 Garden-patio Table

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Introduction: Trash to Treasure 5 Garden-patio Table

This is another quick project with amazing results

Step 1: The Finds

You find all kinds of things when you're curb mining, keeping an open mind is the key to re-purposing. This broken chair was thrown on the truck as scrap but it's ornate look caught my attention, it's rather heavy so it may even be brass but I'm not sure. A short while later I found a really nice smoked glass table with a severely rusted frame/stand. I actually went back with the car to get the glass so it wouldn't get broken. Seeing the 2 pieces together is when inspiration struck.....

 by the way, the burlap in the background, the metal frame its draped over and even the wood the glass is resting on are all found objects as well

Step 2: Disassemble

A quick look showed the base was attached with 4 torx bolts, that looks easy enough! A couple minutes later I had an ornate base, a swivel base for the possibilium pile and a little scrap

Step 3: Set It Up and Enjoy

It actually took me longer to find a place to set up the table than all the rest of the project, this shady area in the front garden will work for now.



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    thank you rimar

    You are lucky, in my town people does not throw to the waste even a cork.

    A lot of people in the U.S. have a "it has to be new" attitude, stain a towel ? Throw it away and buy new ! New style of shoe? throw out your 3 week old shoes and buy the new style! I have actually found whole bags of new clothes with the store tags still in place!

    Yes, I have seen that trend, it is a pity. Here there are people that think so too, but as the income per person is lesser, they are rare bugs.

    "The System" does not fights against that because they think the economy needs big consumers, but I think that's a costly mistake for humanity in general.

    My son is a home improvement contractor with a lot of high end clients, he is always ripping out kitchen cabinets, bathrooms and even doors because the client is "tired of the look". A friend of his was recently given a large outdoor fireplace made of cast iron because the people didn't like that it left rust stains on the concrete after a rain. Just last night my son stopped by with a truck full of childrens toys that a client PAID him to haul off

    That is one of the things that I envy of the big cities or rich neighborhood. The average income in my city is low, the people saves almost all old things.

    At Buenos Aires I have seen many air conditioners into a trash container, or a very big transformer (maybe 6 or 7 kg) lying beside a tree in the street.

    The good news is . . . . .the trend is changing! People are wising up and re-using is the rage! Have a super day!

    Yes, I see that too, Sylvia. The today's named "Global Financial Crisis" is not financial, is Economic. If the earthlings do not change their habits for good, will be forced to do it the hard way...

    Slowly, slowly, things are changing - and a terrific tool is I first heard about it on Oprah, and have since joined the 3 that are in the closest neighborhood to mine. It is truly amazing the things that are finding new homes and staying out of the trash. I've even seen things taken, used, and then re-posted!