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

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

We love it!!!

old pearly jenkins

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Finally….

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We’re nearly ready to start.  We’ve found a bank happy to lend us the money to do the house.  We’ve now just got to find somewhere to live for a while and completely clear out all the stuff under the house!

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We’ve rented some storage space and this afternoon we made a significant dent in the ‘pile’.

We also have to get rid of the hardwood timber battens and doors.  If anyone in Brisbane might know of someone who could use them, please let me know.  The timber is in very good condition and was put up in the last ten years.  We’ve also got to get rid of the front and back stairs too if anyone’s interested in them.