Ski Tip Table

January 14th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
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I didnt like the pink florescent design on one of the skis so I decoupaged some vintage ski images on two of the legs, but decided to keep the other pair true to the original design.
Ski Tip Glass Top Table
Ski Tip Glass Top Table
I didnt like the pink florescent design on one of the skis so I decoupaged some vintage ski images on two of the legs, but decided to keep the other pair true to the original design.

I didn't like the pink florescent design on one of the skis so I decoupaged some vintage ski images on two of the legs, but decided to keep the other pair true to the original design.

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Here is a table I created for a local charity event silent auction.  I found the skis for $3 a pair at a rummage sale.  The auction bid went for $125.  I was thrilled since this was my first attempt at constructing a piece of furniture from scratch.  Needless to say, I learned a lot.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: blog, member junk, wood, furniture, funky, glass, retro, down home diy, Marybeth Barrett

Comments (16)

SnowmanHill writes: I love, love, love skis! I have several pairs all over. This table would look great in my living room ;) Thanks for sharing- Krista Posted: 9:34 pm on January 17th
1retrogal writes: Very cool! I want to do some sort of bench with my old water skis.
Karen Posted: 5:36 pm on January 16th
CottageElements writes: Great project! I'd love to see it done maybe with some primitive skis, too! Maybe with a wood top? Thanks for inspiration.

Lani Posted: 9:45 pm on January 15th
DownHomeDIY writes: Thanks to everyone for the support and great vote of confidence. As my Mom always said, "you are only as good as those you surround yourself with." So getting involved with such a creative community can only make us that much better.
p.s. I did not break my 60 day challenge of no craft stores. I made this before the New Year. JunkArchitect's UnCola table inspired me to post it. Next time, I will be hitting Jim Healy up for some architectural guidance!! Posted: 10:46 pm on January 14th
csudderth writes: What a great table. You should be proud--certainly doesn't look like a first from scratch furniture project.

Christy Posted: 9:30 pm on January 14th
HopingToJunk writes: Oh, I just love the vintage skis! What a great look. The skis would look so cool on a wall or as a shelf, especially this time of year. It may look cool on a surfboard too. Retro ski and surf stuff is fun. And you could make some money doing the skateboard thing and selling for kids. It's so hot right now.

Wait a minute, did you break your 60 day pact not to buy any supplies or did you already have the skis? : ) I think that doesn't count since it was for charity. Great idea, great product and great cause.
Great job!
Krista Posted: 9:05 pm on January 14th
JunkArchitect writes: I already know that if there are skis, sleds or toboggans in a project I’m going to love it. Very professional looking, you should be proud of this creation. Posted: 9:03 pm on January 14th
Meadowview_Farm writes: What do the cool ski-dudes say? Oh yea, "awesome"!
Kari Posted: 6:27 pm on January 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a fantastic project! I bet you were all smiles when the bids were getting higher and higher. Great job on the build. I'm impressed!

Looks cool too.
Candy Posted: 5:26 pm on January 14th
shabbychick writes: Great project, and you did a wonderful job with your first "from scratch" endeavor! (it looks very professional!!) I bet the skis were hard to cut...

Your efforts went for a charitable cause - congrats on the money that was raised!

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 2:18 pm on January 14th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

Here is a great member feature. I love this project for many reasons. First of all it's a wonderful project for the season as I am looking out my window at about 20 inches of snow! Secondly, DownHomeDIY went out of her comfort zone and built a junk piece of furniture from scratch. And, thirdly, this project was sold at auction for a charity. Junker's are a give back group of people and that makes me very proud! Way to go DownHomeDIY...wonderful job!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:52 pm on January 14th
DownHomeDIY writes: Funktional Junk - Skatboards would be so cool and you wouldn't have to cut them. That was the hard part b/c I had to cut thru some metal. You can do so many cool things with skateboards like book shelves, coat rack, so snatch them up!! Feel free to email me with questions if you build a table, we can figure it out together. Love it. I think I will try that too, but I haven't seen any skateboards. Posted: 9:37 am on January 14th
FunktionalJunk writes: I love this! I wonder if you could take the same idea and use skateboards? Living in Texas snow skis are harder to come by, but skateboards I see in thrift stores all the time! I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the idea!

Leah Posted: 12:03 am on January 14th
fellowjunker writes: boys would love this in their rooms!!!! Great project.
xojanis Posted: 10:06 pm on January 13th
junkermidge writes: Oh, Yeah! Way to go! Love the table. Very cool, very clever. And love that it was sold for a good cause. WooHoo!
Midge Posted: 9:06 pm on January 13th
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