I have seen a great deal of response here to the idea
of converting found, salvaged or rescued items to adequate,
useful or even treasured status.
I think it would be great to see what you have rescued from
the curb, yard sales, building sites, dumpster diving, renovations
(work or otherwise), or any other of the many places that seem
to elude me right this minute.
Let's see restoration/conversion ideas.
This is an old military table I rescued from the dump. I painted it
and filled in the huge handles with wood plugs to extend the work
surface. I also raised the center section with one thickness of 3/4"
My intention was to build a drawer box on the left side and a
cabinet on the right. (I even cut the plywood to size to do this.)
On the outside of each box would be a length of 2X3 the
length of the depth of this table. Attached to the cabinet sides,
perched on two lengths on 3/4" electrical conduit, they would
slide up and down to provide support for the miter saw.
The bottom would house a box with a lip for cut-offs.
I still think it was a great way to put that clunky table to use
However, space being crucial, it went to a friend who said, I
want it if you ever get rid of it.
I needed a multi-use work station for lumber sizing and came up with this:
The base cabinets are trash and the top is my first mistake laden
attempt at a glue-up. Hopefully, you won't recognize it when I finish with it.
Ok, whatcha got?
(I am posting this in two forums)