I went back to the lumberyard and bought the rest of that poplar board. Luckily it wasn't sold.
Already had the metal base from a vintage tier table I had bought a month ago.
I've been looking for metal bases lately and Pennsylvania is a goldmine of thrift shops.
Prepared the edges and glued, clamped, sanded, stained, coated the wood. SOLD Before:
Found these great poplar boards at the local lumberyard. I made the feet during my last trip to Europe, using the concrete reinforcement bars and a friend's help to weld them together.
I sanded, clear coated the boards so that the natural pattern wouldn't get lost. SOLD
I would use them as breakfast in bed lovers side tables
Another Thrift Store find. Kind of an odd piece. Heavy too. I sanded, stained and clear coated it. I wasn't happy with the mix of different grade solid wood, particle board and veneer that this thing was put together with. But in the end it turned out pretty cool. I removed the original footing and replaced with a set of Hairpin legs that proved to be a perfect match for this cabinet.
Tip to clean brass - make a paste of vinegar and baking soda.
Fun find from Salvation Army Thrift Store. It doesn't have much substance as far as quality and material goes. But the wire legs gave it character. Light sanding, new coat of paint and then I hand drew the wood pattern on it. Currently for sale. Before:
During a road trip to Upstate New York last summer, I popped into few local antique shops. And that's how this heavy, over hundred years old bed found its way to our truck.
I gotta thank a very good friend helping me with the excruciating sanding job. But it was well worth it. Definitely a keeper. Before: