I built a table a couple of years ago because I couldn’t find one large enough that I wanted to purchase. I needed a table that would fill our sunroom and seat eight to twelve comfortably. I built the table from 2×10’s and 2×4’s that I torched to give it a rustic look. Cost me about $100 and a few hours of labor. Our dining room table turned out pretty good and we are still using it. (Being a perfectionist, I see the flaws and know what I would do differently if I were to make another table in this style.)
Today I am finishing up table number two. Nowhere near the size or style. This one is more industrial looking. It started from a marble slab that was donated to me. I’ve spent about $70 in piping material and less than thirty minutes to build it. It will sit outside this summer beside the BBQ as some extra counter space. Check out the progress:
It took a bit of fiddling around to get everything squared off. The weight of the marble helped in making the table sturdy. The finished side table/counter is the perfect height for me. It will add that little bit of extra space that I always feel I am missing when cooking outside. I am happy with the final result.Now to finish the yard and start entertaining guests more often.