Today I decided to continue the theme of “Roadkill Rescue.”Â I used some more reclaimed wood to make a coffee table for our outdoor space.Â I got a crate, probably used to transport bricks, and took it apart.
This is the picture of the disassembled crate.
I used a square and cut off the sides, to clean-up the sides.
I had some old wheels that I attached to the underneath using 3″ lag bolts.
Easy peasy!!Â New coffee table, with character!Â You will have to look around for the crate, but you could probably find one for free, too!
It changed the area from:
My backyard is moving along!
Very cool! I like the look you’re going for! My problem would be my son using it as a skateboard! I’d have to ‘LOCK’ the wheels! lol! Great, creative, job!
Yes, I thought about it moving. I have two girls, who might want to use it as a stage! I was able to lock the wheels by drilling a whole through them and putting a screw in.
Very cool idea. I’m working on a screened porch coffee table right now.
I love this table. I saw one like this at Pottery Barn for an arm and a leg (of course). I been wanting to recreate it but so far all I got was the casters. Maybe some day. Good job.
I think this is ingenious!!! What a fun make over.
These things are costly on the retail level.
I really like this! I have several pallets just waiting to be put to good use! Thanks for sharing the idea!
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I really like that … so rustic and perfect for outside (although I’d probably love it inside too!).
love love love it !!! make me one !!!
Lisa @ Recaptured Charm says
I’ve had a crate table on my list of things to do for so long. I just LOVE these. Yours turned out fabulous!! Now it makes me want to put up to the top of the list! lol
Sunny's Life in Rehab says
Amazing! Why haven’t I been here before…you’re right up my alley!
Diane @ InMyOwnStyle says
I adore this kind of table. There are pallets at work that I am allowed to take I have been wanting to make a table like this. The wheels you used really make it look industrial. It looks just like it came from a catalog.
Love this idea! Thanks for the share…I am now on the look out for a crate to use…may have to enlist the bro in law (gets tons of shipments at work)!
I love it! I made one very similar to yours out of a palette… also free! I added casters to mine as well. I have not posted pictures of it yet because I am planning on making a cushion out of some oilcloth so you can use it as a footstool/coffee table/bench!! So I think great minds must think alike right?!
Cool! Very Industrial Chic.
Autumn Clark says
I love this!
Love this! And it looks so easy to make. Now I just need a patio to put one on. Thanks for sharing!
I love the wheels on this! Very cool! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. I am also naming you as a “Blog To Watch.” I think you have really good ideas, are very creative, have a great blog set-up and will grow A LOT as you keep blogging. Your button will be displayed on my sidebar for the next week! grab the “Blog To Watch” button at the bottom of the Buttons tab on my link bar.
Thank you SO MUCH!! I am very flattered!
great job! I love the way this table turned out. Very nice use of what you have. 🙂 I wish I had some of those wheels!
this is a really cool idea. i will be featuring this in my yet to be named weekend segment of random crafty georgia girl!
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What a great table! I’d have to move my table off my deck to fit this…my deck is really small. Great job.
Funky Junk Interiors says
LOVE this! Found you at Someday Crafts. I am a paletteaholic. You and I’d get along just fine! Just one question… why on EARTH isn’t that sweet thing in your living room?!? 🙂
Fabulous! It adds so much character/awesomeness to that space.
I loooove this! I saw your post earlier and thought it was awesome. I was jsut browsing pottery barn’s site to get decorating ideas and saw they had a coffee table just like this on “sale” for $300! Crazy! I already have someone bringing home a pallet for me to do this myself too. Thanks for sharing!