Upcycled tables make one-of-a-kind conversation pieces. These adorable is great because they are super sturdy, you don't worry about putting your feet up; they cost little money to make and were very easy to put together.

Step 1


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 remove the top. For the wood, try a lumber yard or mill work. It's best to use kiln-dried wood so it won't crack or shrink and expand too much. 

Step 2


Remove Bark

If desired, take off the bark from the side of the wood slab.

Step 3


Prep the Wood

Sand both pieces of wood entirely, including the sides. Start with 80-grit sandpaper then work up to 120 grit.  Wipe away the dust with a damp rag and let dry.

Step 4


Apply Wax

Coat the top of the wood with a dark wax. Rubbing it in circular motion with rag works best. Let it dry and the repeat the process.

Step 5


Determine Leg Placement

Lay the wood face down on a drop cloth. Place the metal legs in center of wood. If the legs are slanted or bent, use a shim to make sure the legs will sit level.  Double check with a level.

Step 6


Fasten Legs to Top

Place a washer over a screw and drill it into place securing the base of the wood.  Use a level to ensure evenness, tighten or loosen the screws accordingly.