Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday


We had an old rusty tablesaw - minus the saw - sitting around. We've been thinking about making it into something but just hadn't gotten around to it.

Well we had a family dinner this weekend and thought it would be nice to have some place to set the food while we're cooking outside so my husband decided it would be EZ to turn this eyesore into a barbeque table - for outdoor cooking.
So he used a little leftover thinset that we had out in the shed to "glue down" the cement backerboard.
Then he cut up some leftover slate we had from the patio installation. So this slate tabletop is a perfect re-crafting of recycled materials and it makes a nice addition to our outdoor furniture.

6 comments:

MG Higgins said...

That's wonderful! Creative and attractive and uses recycled material. Perfect.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That looks too sturdy to pass by! I bet it's so handy, too.

Rena said...

Cool!

Des said...

Isn't it great to have a handy husband? Good Job Lars.

Kim Kasch said...

Love those handy husbands ;)

Lily Robinson said...

Oh, you've spoken directly to my heart... I love repurposing! What a great idea for an outdoor table! I hate to think of all the things that end up in landfills, when, with just a bit of creative thinking, could live out life doing something else. And it's pretty cool to say, "I made it myself."