I made this table from the old cellar door that was on our house. It had to be replaced last year and was partially water damaged. You can see the original door here. I liked the part that was undamaged and the vintage hardware. I cut away the bad material and built a frame to support the legs. To make the legs, I borrowed my father’s tapering jig and learned how to use it. It needed a bit of bracing on the legs. The base is made from recycled pallets that I get from a local ceramic tile shop. I cleaned up the metal parts of the hardware and repainted the black portions with glossy black paint.
In the town of Shelburne Falls,Massachusetts, the Iron Bridge connects to the neighboring town of Buckland across the Deerfield River. Once a year, they close down the bridge, set one continuous table with white linen and china, and serve 400 people elbow-to-elbow. It is a fund raiser for a local athletic association. We were fortunate to get tickets for this year’s dinner and arrived early to make some photos. There images show the set-up. Tomorrow, we can add some more people. Enjoy!