Yes, It Spins Too!

January 25th, 2010 in member junk     
, member
14 users recommend


Lazy Susan on steroids! This vintage child’s wheelchair wheel makes a really unique table top and works really well paired up with a 1940s era industrial table base.
And yes it spins too!
My friend Gretchen called and said she had this old wheelchair and could I make anything with it. As soon as I saw the big wheels a lightbulb went off that said table.
Georgia (the gal with the best stuff EVER!) had this table base Id been eyeing for quite some time. She finally broke down and let me buy it from her when I told her what I wanted to make with it.
The glass measures 30 across and rests on top of the hand rail on the wheel.
Here it is without the glass.
My welder did a fabulous job of putting everything together and I even had him swap out the tables original just ok knob with this cool one I had taken off something else.
Heres a photo of the wheel still attached to the chair. We think it was from the 1920s.

Lazy Susan on steroids! This vintage child’s wheelchair wheel makes a really unique table top and works really well paired up with a 1940s era industrial table base.
And yes it spins too!

Lazy Susan on steroids! This vintage child’s wheelchair wheel makes a really unique table top and works really well paired up with a 1940's era industrial table base.

And yes it spins too!

Photo: (c) Jenny K Art & Design

Lazy Susan on steroids! This vintage child’s wheelchair wheel makes a really unique table top and works well paired up with a 1940's era industrial table base. And yes it spins too!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jenny K Art & Design
posted in: member junk, eclectic, industrial, whimsical, family room, outdoor spaces, porch, retro, modern, table, game room, lazy susan

Comments (25)

OLDcrowAntiques writes: A Wheely Nice Weepurpose ! Posted: 8:14 am on January 31st
shabbychick writes: Jenny - ditto what everybody else has said - another amazing table - love the patina of the old wheel, and it's showcased perfectly under glass!

Great piece of art!

Kathy Posted: 2:16 pm on January 27th
PastBlessings writes: Love it!!! Now I will need to add vintage wheelchair to my junking list! I do have a metal tractor wheel that I have been considering this same concept . . . I still don't have the right "base" . . . though I have been eying my old milk jug . . .I would have to cut a hole in the middle of the glass on the axel for mine . . . my mind is "spinning" . . . thanks for sharing!!

Brenda Posted: 11:27 am on January 27th
ladedajudy writes: Love it! When you were telling me about it, I wasn't sure but it turned out amazing.

Judy Posted: 7:50 pm on January 26th
Radiantsmiler writes: Okay, you officially make we wish to give up my day job. Great job! Cafe au lait, anyone...utilizing the table of course. Posted: 6:04 pm on January 26th
bluebucket writes: Lucky you to have friends that will part with great junk. It's perfectly perfect.
doreen Posted: 2:43 pm on January 26th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JENNY,
What a beautiful table.It is absouletly beautiful.What you did wIth that is unblievable.This shows what we can do with junk.GOD BLESS.ROBERT. Posted: 11:11 am on January 26th
Grasshopper22 writes: What a great re-purpose for an old wheel...fits together perfectly... Posted: 10:52 am on January 26th
fellowjunker writes: FABULOUS JENNY!!!!!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 10:45 am on January 26th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: Oh! My! Goodness!

Today I was looking at two of my vintage wheelchair wheels wondering what am I going to make out of these.

I then take a look here and BAM, I see your table.

I just love it!

I might make a mirror out of mine.

Maybe I'll try and make a table too.

Thanks for sharing this!

Deidre Posted: 11:10 pm on January 25th
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny K, I can’t think of a better way to have utilized this old junk wheel. I might sound a little crazy but I love the institutional brown paint on the wheel. It’s kind of a cappuccino tone. Good thing Georgia had that amazing base because it was the perfect choice…She does have the best junk.
It’s a fantastic junk creation as always.

Jim Posted: 10:34 pm on January 25th
upyourattic writes: Super looking table! I love it, as usual...another thing to look for now when thrifting along with rulers, bed springs, trophies, domes/cloches, maps, faucet knobs...and the list goes on! Thanks for a wonderful post

Happy Junking!
Patti Posted: 6:20 pm on January 25th
ninnarae writes: What a beautiful, creative piece- I just love it! Posted: 4:56 pm on January 25th
chippingcharm writes: Awesome Jenny...I feel like a broken record everytime I comment on one of your posts but seriously, they are all soooo cool!!! You are so very, very talented! Laurel Posted: 4:48 pm on January 25th
georgiamoon writes: Although I hated to part with this table base, seeing what JK did with it, I feel better about it now. It is SO cool in person..just like all her other art, seeing it and touching it, makes it extra special. It got a LOT of attention at the sale....too bad it was destined to go to someone else already. But they will be delighted to get it...for sure, it's a beauty, Georgia Posted: 4:44 pm on January 25th
TroyRash writes: oh my gosh .. this is so cool .. love it ..

seriously, awesome .. top 10 ideas i have seen ..

troy
Posted: 4:19 pm on January 25th
CottageElements writes: This spinner is a real winner, Jenny! Or is it a spinner, spinner, chicken dinner? Either way it's way cool! Love how it seems to just fit together. You have the coolest stuff (I guess it's you and Geo). Thanks for the great post!

Lani Posted: 4:04 pm on January 25th
54girl writes: Another fantastic table Jenny!! Love, Love this!! Mary Posted: 1:36 pm on January 25th
CleverThinker writes: It looks like the pieces were made for each other-!!What a great table! Would be fun to see a whole set of these in a motorcycle shop waiting room...lol!! Great Job!

Best,
Larry Posted: 12:22 pm on January 25th
alicemom writes: Jenny,
You did a wonderful job! I also thank Geo for the helping hand. You 2 are a great pair. Hope the sale went well.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:08 am on January 25th
RustyDiva writes: Wonderful table!! Love the pieces and their individual stories. Posted: 9:41 am on January 25th
junkit writes: This table is awesome! Posted: 9:29 am on January 25th
smiller0529 writes: That is so neat! Great idea. Posted: 9:21 am on January 25th
oldnews writes: Jenny, it's wonderful! All the pieces seem made for each other! I really love this! Marie Posted: 9:20 am on January 25th
byabpryor writes: I'm sorry.. that is just TOO COOL! I love it!!!

Ang

. Posted: 9:13 am on January 25th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.