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How to Make a Table Using a Log and Old Chair Legs (page 1 of 2)

Learn how to make a pair of accent tables using rough-cut lumber and old metal chair legs.

More in Decorating

There are so many great things to say about these tables, it's hard to know where to begin. First of all, they're so unique that they make great conversation pieces; they are super sturdy – don't worry about putting your feet up; they cost little money to make and were very easy to put together.

Tools and Materials

(2) salvaged metal office chair bases
(2) circular slices of wood (about 3 inches thick)
wood scrapper
palm sander with 80-grit and 120-grit paper
rags
dark wax
level
drill with screws and washers

Find the Pieces

Scour resale shops, salvage yards and flea markets for old chairs or chair bases. You may have to buy the whole chair and just remove the top. For the wood, try a lumber yard or ask someone selling firewood, they might be able to get you the raw wood.

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