Monday, September 26, 2011

Salvaged Bowling Alley Floor Table

Hey there!  I finished up the salvaged bowling alley floor table this weekend and we are super happy with it, considering what we had to go through to make it.  Here's a look.....
We started with this gigantic section of salvaged bowling alley flooring that hubby picked up on one of his trips. 
That sucker is 3 inches thick and the only thing we had to cut something that large and thick was a chain saw!  And I'm leaving the chain saw using to my man, so, he cut it for me.

We didn't have a very large table to put it on while we were cutting it, so, to keep it from moving around on him, I sat on the edge of that slab while he was using the chain saw behind me.  Yeah, I wouldn't recommend doing that. :)

But we got it cut and surprisingly, the chain saw didn't leave the edges very rough and we were both still in one piece when we were finished.

To complete the table top, I took my palm sander and completely sanded the top smooth.  After that, I applied about 4 coats of glossy polyurethane.  I then reattached the pieces of trim that were attached to the flooring section originally.

The bottom of the table is an iron base we found on a picking trip.
I cleaned it, sanded the rust off and spray painted it with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint and then attached the top with large screws drilled through the iron into the wood.  We were lucky that there were already holes in the iron base for this.  
I love all the imperfections in the top combined with the industrial looking base.
We are so proud of this table!  Of course, now I need to find a new place for the ottoman I recently built for this room, but that's okay.  I just had to make this and put it in here cause hubby was so proud of himself for finding that section of salvaged flooring.  It's something that we have always wanted to find.

Tomorrow I'll be revealing our fall mantel/ledge, also in this room!  After changing it up about a thousand times.  Anyone else do that?

Also, so many of you have requested this bread board to be in my Etsy shop again, so tomorrow I will be listing more of them.  :)

We have found the best walnut supplier and I'm just absolutely thrilled.  There are more of my other bread boards listed now.  Click here to order!  And check back tomorrow for the medium walnut bread board.  Many thanks to you all!

25 comments:

  1. That table is fabulous! Can't believe it was DIY'd. Great job!

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  2. very neat-o! :) i love a good recycle! Esther from fleurcottage

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  3. I love the industrial look of the table Diana! Can't wait to see your fall mantle tomorrow...

    XOXO,
    Judy

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  4. That table is awesome..I can't wait to see your mantle all done up for fall..And yes I change mine around several times before I settle on the look I want..Have a great day..
    Janet

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  5. Your table looks so awesome!! Totally diggin' the Restoration Hardware look that it has. Great job! The whole room is so beautiful!

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  6. I absolutely love it! That is a one of a kind piece and you should be very proud of how it turned out. I think it makes the perfect coffee table in that room. I loved the ottoman too, but it can be used anywhere, so I'm sure you'll find another spot for it. Looking forward to seeing what you do on your mantel for Fall.

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  7. Exactly the kind of stuff I love!! Great job...love your blog and look forward to lots more!

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  8. I love your table! What a conversation piece....
    Love your blog.....Am getting ready to order some bread boards!!

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  9. Adore how your table turned out!

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  10. That's amazing!!! Great work!

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  11. The table is gorgeous! Amazing work! I look forward to your post and decorating ideas!

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  12. This is a fantastic table. Great job to you both.

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  13. I love this - rustic, industrial - just my style.
    (Many years ago, we had friends whose dining room table was made out of a "bowling alley." They left it in the house when they sold it. I wish I could have bought the house:)

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  14. I love that table! You did a wonderful job on it. And I'm so excited because I finally was able to order one of your bread boards! They go so fast that every other time, I've missed it. :)

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  15. Love the table...... can't wait to see the mantel

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  16. The table is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Job well done!!!

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  17. wow...I LOVE how it turned out...gonna show that one to the hubby!

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  18. WOW!!!! That table just blew my mind.

    I also peeked at your first post but couldn't wait to read this one so I' commenting for BOTH. ha! I just had to say that if I left candy out for my hoodlums, they would show ZERO restraint and would eat it all down til it was gone on the first day, thus ruining my cute display!! Hahaha. Kids.

    I always love everything you do. You're so fun.

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  19. Your table is so wonderful!! I love how it turned out. The bread boards are wonderful. Some day I will actually make it over to your shop in time to get a set!

    PS Your ledge is super!

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  20. I love your coffee table. I want one to go with my bread board!!!!

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  21. AMAZING table. I LOVE IT. Do you really go picking? I've recently gotten into American Pickers and it makes me want to try it....
    -Katie

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  22. Did you apply any stain at all to the wood before the poly?

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  23. Did you apply any stain at all before applying the poly? Looks great!

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