Introduction: Upcycle Furniture - Israeli Vintage Office Drawer
This project started when I found an old vintage office drawer Dumped next to the garbage can.
I decided to pick it up and turn it into something special.
For a long time, I wondered what to do with it and then suddenly I remembered a wooden vintage legs I had found a few months earlier.
I thought it might be an interesting combination, Metal & Wood furniture.
Hope you'll enjoy reading and find it helpful.
Step 1: Body Work
With a hammer In one hand and a thick iron block in In the other hand i aligned the iron in all the places that were crooked.
I disassemble all the pieces that can be separated.
then i sand all the rust with a orbit sander, and prepared the drawer for painting.
Step 2: Table Legs Sanding
The table legs weren't in perfect condition, at first I've sand everything with a orbit sander.
Step 3: Quick Connection for Evaluation.
I temporarily connect the legs All together with a clamps and two planks.
So I can see what the final result is going to be.
Step 4: Legs Structure Build
After I realized I was going in a good direction.
I started drawing all the measurements for the structure on a wooden surface, Checking myself all the time with the drawer dimensions and the legs measurements.
I cut all the wood I need, then I put them all in their place on the sketch, then locked them up (with screws into the surface) on both sides with small pieces of wood.
Step 5: Legs With Legs ?
In order to prevent the legs from falling while it is being glued, I've connect two small pieces of wood with a clamps on both sides of each leg - that would support the legs until the glue was dry.
I let the glue dry up in this position for 24 hours.
Step 6: Woodn Sticks for Strengthening
I was afraid the glue alone could not hold the weight so I decided to add wood sticks ,Two on every corner connection.
I drilled hole with an 8 mm wood drill as deep as I could, I filled the hole with glue and put in the wooden rod.
then I've cut the excess extra material.
Step 7: Refine Legs
Because the legs were probably out in the sun and in the rain cracks were created over time - so I've filled the cracks with glue.
It worked really well !!!
With an angle grinder I sand and smooth all the corners.
then I've smoothed everything with an orbit sander.
Step 8: Legs Finishes
After everything was smooth I've removed all the dust with air pressure, then I applied wood Oil with A piece of cloth.
I hammer a furniture Legs protector at the bottom of every leg.
Step 9: Handle & Tag Holder
I used 3M super fine sanding sponge to smooth and bring back the shine to those parts.
it worked really well !
Then I've pinned nails in cardboard and laid the parts and paint it all with clear coat spray.
Step 10: Painting (metal Parts)
First I've spray primer paint and then for final coat my wife chose a funky yellow color :)
Here in the picture you can see my folding paint tent.
in the near future I will publish the full construction project for that one, subscribe to my YouTube channel to see it !
Step 11: Assembly Time
I remove all masking tape and start put everything back together.
I bought a new lock and installed it.
Step 12: Wedding
I've drill four holes at the bottom of the drawer and four holes in the leg structure.
I bought a new screws and Nyloc nuts to connect the drawer to the legs.
A new piece was born !
Step 13: List of Tools & Materials
8 mm drill
3M super fine sanding sponge
Wooden stick 8 mm
Primer paint for metal
Paint for metal
Clear coat spray
Furniture Legs protector
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