The floor boards that became a table.

When the builders were cutting through the upstairs floorboards to install the staircase, we managed to salvage some of the boards from the skip bin.  We grabbed some other solid pieces of hardwood too.

old pearly jenkins

old pearly jenkins

We knew we’d like to make something for the house with them and for the past year now the timber has been lying down the side of the house … but Fred got busy building us a fantastic outdoor table.

old pearly jenkins

old pearly jenkins

old pearly jenkins

He gave it a sand and a couple of coats of oil. Added some wheels and bought some stools for $19.00 each from Kmart.

Ta Da

old pearly jenkins

The whole project including the chairs was less that $150.00.

We love it!!!

old pearly jenkins


16 thoughts on “The floor boards that became a table.

  1. Love it when something old is made new through repurposing. My son salvaged old sub-flooring from the old New Orleans Custom House. It was first growth heart pine from when it was built in the 1800s. He had the boards planed and tongue and grooved and used them as flooring in the house he was building, nail holes (filled) along with the iron stains from the old nails. Made beautiful flooring!

  2. That is a good-looking table! I love the stools, and the wheels are such a smart idea. What a nice way to give that lovely wood a home and yourself a new patio set. 🙂

    • Thank you Britt!
      As we have Christmas during summer here in Australia, we decided to move our dining table outside and we had the family over to celebrate the day. The table was left outside for the next few months and we ate dinner outside every night. We loved it and realised how useful a smaller table would be.
      Even better when the table is made from scraps of the house.

  3. Brewart says:

    I love it. Looks fantastic with so much character – a great reminder of the the history of your home.

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