Ben wanted to build Miss J (Steampunk Sprog? Steampunk Spawn? I'll give in and post a picture of her in her steampunk jacket before fall is over) a play table; I, of course, wanted it to to be attractive enough to "fit" in the house.
I found this table by designer John Reeves in some home decor magazine a year or so back:
A simple, elegant twist on a Victorian table, no?
So that's what Ben and my dad built:
We found a standard table leg at Lowe's, and quartered it to make the table legs. I wasn't involved in the actual table making (involved the purchase of a biscuit making machine, which made the table more expensive than a store bought option, but Ben very happy) but afterwards it was painted with a high gloss lacquer.
(note: The chairs are from Ikea, but I thought they looked right. The rug underneath is one of our Turkish souvenirs.)
Steampunklet! I love it!
The table turned out quite good. I'm glad to get to see it...not quite what I'd imagined, but close.
Quartering the legs sounds inspired. Also, it sounds like a great way to get 'more for less.'
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