Lord knows we love a good bargain.
But FREE? We love it even more when we don’t have to pay for anything.
Jamie saw this table on the side of the street a couple of months ago.
Ironically, our next door neighbors were cleaning out their garage too.
We know it’s a great table because it weighs an absolute ton. Good thing it was only 1 house away from us.
We think it will make an excellent work surface in our newly cleaned garage. Someplace to fold laundry, wrap presents, and work on the myriad of projects we are always working on.
Check out the butcher block top…..
Pretty cool? Right? We kinda like the paint splatter and age spots.
After I reinforced the wobbly legs with lag bolts, then we sprayed the legs with Rustoleum Glossy Black.
I know! Way More, Much Better already. Everything looks better painted black.
Adding casters seemed like the next obvious step because we will be moving this thing all over the garage.* The holes in the feet lined up perfectly with the mounting holes in some locking casters from the hardware store.
Just bolted them on with machine screws and nuts.
They raised the height just slightly, but now it’s a better “working height” for 2 big guys like us.
(sidenote – someday we would like to park an actual vehicle in the garage, so mobile fixturing is a must)
I gave the whole wood surface a good sand with a heavy grit sandpaper. Not so much to make it perfect, we left most of the paint for character, but to clean off the “gunky” build up and to prepare the wood to soak in all that mineral oil.
This mineral oil to be exact….Watco rejuvenating oil.
As far as I can tell, it’s just mineral oil. Simply wipe it on with a clean soft cloth and let it soak in. You can see right away what a difference it makes in the wood. It was pretty dry, so I used about half of the can.
Just Beautiful, isn’t it? and a great place to use those Tolix-like stools we just got.
….and 100 percent free.
(Well, technical, I did spend 30$ on casters…and 4$ on spray paint, and, I suppose, another 4$ for mineral oil…and possibly about 3$ on sandpaper)
But other than all that, 100% free.