salvage / handmade table (look ma, I'm usin' power tools!)

It's been almost a week since my last post!  eek!  
I guess I get bogged down with all the last minute, pre-show stuff.  
Honestly, I don't know how some of you post so often before events like this!! 

This will be my last post before the weekend.
I am so excited and nervous! 
My handsome guy will be assisting me this weekend, and I am really looking forward to that.
A weekend together.
I'm really looking forward to having not only his support while I'm there, but more of an insider perspective on what I do.

This table was a lot of fun to put together.
I've seen similar ones around the web, and when I found these great rusty sawhorses, I knew I wanted to try making one.

The top was a lesson in power tools.
I purchased the lumber, and then went over to my parent's house where my dad guided me through the ins and outs of using a table saw.
(yikes, that thing still scares me.)

I brought home the hurking beast- I think the top weighs close to a hundred pounds- and stained it in walnut.
The wood is fir.

It has a nice smooth finish, and I like the juxtaposition of that with the rusty sawhorse legs.

I added some nail heads to one side of the table too. 
 Kind of like jewelry for wood- and I am all about the jewelry! 

I left the top unscrewed from the base- it will be easier for set up /take down this weekend.
If it sells, the buyer can also move it easier.

Everything is coming together- today is finishing up loose ends, touch ups on furniture and accessories, and tomorrow I raid a few items from my space at Aunt Bee's to take with me to Junk Salvation.
We pick up the moving truck tomorrow night and start loading!

I am so looking forward to meeting up with several fellow bloggers and facebook friends.
Too many to list here, but hopefully I can snap a few quick pictures over the weekend.

Here's some links to a few people that will also be at Junk Salvation- people that I am big fans of!
{There are 80 vendors}

Hope to see you- say hi if you have a chance!
Don't forget to print out the $1 off admission coupon for Saturday- it's at the top of my page.

If you are staying home for the weekend, my room at Aunt Bee's will be on sale Friday through Sunday for Super Bowl weekend!

Talk to you next week!


  1. This is so stinking cute !!!!!!!! LOVE It . YOU did a fabulous JOB. WISH i lived close to go to the show .. HUGS and hope that they buy all of your treasures !!!!

  2. SOOO cool!!!! i am so excited because my neighbor and i are about to collaborate on some salvage projects. i found a door on the side of the road and hoping it is usable... we are going to make a table. ok, well he is, and i am going to do all the finishing work. i hope it works out! :)

  3. I LOVE that table! Good luck this weekend - I hope it's a sell-out!

  4. What a great idea for a table! :-)

  5. Denise, I have only done one show, but I know how much work it is. What fun and what a great show to be a vendor at...we need tons of pictures, but I am sure you will be so busy selling!! Can't wait to hear all about it. Love the saw horse table!


  6. Good job Denise! It looks gorgeous, this tactic simplifying the use power tools. ;)


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