Console Table

April 15th, 2019 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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The paint may wear more in one location from years of touch and in another from years of neglect. 
Its a great place to display vintage finds.
Assembling the legs.
Just about complete.
The lower shelf is a great place for a collection of antique pulleys.  
Check out the patina on this one.
This beautiful wooden starburst mirror is over 80 years old.
Here’s an assemblage of random tin junk.

Gas can from 1920s.
Canteen from the 1930s.
Factory workers lunchbox from the 1940s.
Oil can from the 1950s.

There’s a story behind each chip and scratch, they’re not random marks but each one placed with intent. 
An old wooden toolbox makes the perfect coffee table for a small room.
Wear and tear up close.
The paint may wear more in one location from years of touch and in another from years of neglect. 

The paint may wear more in one location from years of touch and in another from years of neglect. 

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2013)

Visualizing back 100 years to build in the present is how I came up with the concept for my latest table creation. Although the wood is new, the end result needed to look a century old. Also, check out some great vintage finds I've collected over the years.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2013)
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, table, blue, jim healy, junk architect, console

Comments (11)

thelukejohns writes: Well done and thanks for sharing this master piece :) Posted: 10:50 am on September 7th
chicvintagetreasures writes: Love it!

Posted: 10:32 am on October 28th
GypsyBarn writes: Ohhh I am in loooooooooooooove! That is one sexy piece right there!!!!!

Posted: 6:44 am on October 28th
CottageElements writes: Jim you are a true artisan/craftsman. Your pieces are so amazing. Everyone just blows me away. Another one hit out of the park. So glad to be able to enjoy looking at all your creations.

Thanks for sharing!

Posted: 10:12 am on October 27th
gadgetsponge writes: You've outdone yourself on the aging Jim but I'd expect nothing less!

Posted: 6:06 pm on October 20th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Another of your wonderful creations! This turned out amazing! Posted: 10:02 am on October 15th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone for all the great comments!


Posted: 5:00 am on October 9th
AtticusFinch writes: Great finishing/aging in a hundred years, someone will think it is 200 years old.
Do you date and sign your work?

Good job JA.

Posted: 8:12 pm on October 8th
Junkpony writes: Wow... another stunning piece. Beautiful design, color, aging. I know everyone keeps saying this, but you've outdone yourself again!

And the wooden mirror is gorgeous...

Posted: 2:15 pm on October 8th
MakinItHappen writes: What a great piece. I love those flat legs. To do a finish like that takes a lot of thought and patience. Great junk, too, especially that awesome canteen!

Posted: 8:51 am on October 8th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, you know that you are the BEST when it coms to aging a piece. I know you will not stop until you have gotten it perfectly. I love the way the paint is not a really thick layer that has just been sanded, but a layer of paint that has weathered the years of use. The design is amazing and your collection of junk just makes your mouth water!!!

Great piece of art!
Posted: 8:29 am on October 8th
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