wild and wacky custom desk / table

July 27th, 2009 in member junk     
Detrian Detrian, member
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pile of vintage farm tables before transformation
custom desk (or table) made from a vintage door, and three different vintage farm tables.
pile of vintage farm tables before transformation

pile of vintage farm tables before transformation

Photo: photo by Detrian

I had three vintage farm tables, two were very old and not as visually appealing as they once had been (they passed right by shabby and went straight to homely....), but I still loved them and couldn't bear to throw out all that fantastic weather beaten wood. 

I also had a vintage farmhouse door that had some panels that didn't want to stay attached.  So I designed a one of a kind table.  The door still serves as the "frame", there are pieces of all three tables, including the legs, joined together to make one long beautiful work table.......or as I like to call it, My Desk!!

Many thanks to my parents (Dad for hard labor and carpentry skills, Mom for design input and execution).  I am thrilled with the results.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, furniture, country, whimsical, fun, white, porch, farm, dining room, green, table, office, sunroom, blue, beachy, alternative

Comments (12)

Detrian writes: thanks to all of you for the positive feedback, makes me want to run around the house and take pics of all the stuff I've made and post it up.......keep watching, I'll try to do at least one per week... Posted: 9:05 pm on August 1st
junkermidge writes: Your table turned out great! And so cool that it was a group project.
Midge Posted: 11:06 pm on July 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: "they passed right by shabby and went straight to homely". Now that is funny! Wonderful collaborative effort from your family. Looks fantastic!
Candy Posted: 9:33 am on July 29th
RustyDiva writes: Love the old wood and the table turned out great. Another hearty welcome from the Texas panhandle. You're really gonna love this site! Posted: 11:57 am on July 28th
georgiamoon writes: WOW you did a great job piecing this all together. It looks fantastic, Georgia Posted: 11:25 am on July 28th
monakent writes: Your table turned out GREAT!!! I can see why you love it. What a wonderful story about all the tables and door coming together, to begin it's new life as your desk. Enjoy!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:29 am on July 28th
shabbychick writes: What a great table - those pieces and parts came together perfectly!

Kathy Posted: 10:02 am on July 28th
LadyCatherine writes: Very cool!!! Love it!! Posted: 7:46 am on July 28th
CottageElements writes: Great job on this project! I'd be thrilled with the results, too. Welcome to the site!

Lani Posted: 12:06 am on July 28th
leesee64 writes: Really, really neat table/desk. The whole design is just awesome! Posted: 8:30 pm on July 27th
alicemom writes: I forgot to say welcome fellow Texan and welcome to JMS.
smiles, alice
You can check out my blog at yesteryearsjewels.blogspot.com.
I am just starting so I understand & know how much work a site can be!
Posted: 8:16 pm on July 27th
alicemom writes: love the colors. Good look & well done.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:11 pm on July 27th
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