2788Views12Replies

Author Options:

Beautiful coffee table made from old cart Answered

This coffee table is a great reuse of an old wooden cart. Basically all the wood was replaced and the metal parts were cleaned up to create a pretty stunning piece. Makes me want to take a trip out to Urban Ore and do some digging around.

before & after: drawers + coffee table + bike makeovers

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
bethmwl
bethmwl

10 years ago

the wheels are sweet!

0
jdtwelve12
jdtwelve12

10 years ago

This is so beautiful, I have no doubt that someone will soon start mass-producing them... I predict it will appear in the Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn catalog by Christmas...sigh.

0
fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

They already have it at Restoration Hardware. Found this after someone mentioned it on facebook.

factory cart

0
jdtwelve12
jdtwelve12

Reply 10 years ago

Ha!  Well, I am gratified at least that it's not a 100% newly produced item.  The one you posted strikes a much nicer balance between rustic authenticity and contemporary style than the RH one does.

0
ourmoneypit
ourmoneypit

10 years ago

Very nicely done.  I love seeing industrial things repurposed like this.

Depending on how bad the corrosion was and their access to processes, they may have used sandblasting on the metal, or elbow grease.  I think there's a relatively new process out that causes the rust to precipitate off/out into a solution as well, if I remember rightly.

0
Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

10 years ago

That id really beautiful, You can't fault them for replacing the wood, some of that old salvage lumber can have some scary chemical contamination.

0
fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Check out the close-up of the wheels, too. Just added a picture of those.

0
jdtwelve12
jdtwelve12

Reply 10 years ago

Looks like the smaller wheels were repositioned, too.  Nice!

0
jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

Fantastic work.  I wonder how they cleaned up the metal?  Wire bristle brush, electrolysis, or some other method?  Maybe both?