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See how just about anything can be made into furniture. For instance, take this wooden box. Sometime ago when I was at my booth I saw one of the other vendors unloading it from his truck. It captured my imagination and I bought it.It is a munitions box. I am sure he was glad to unload it, I was ecstatic to buy it. I liked the wood tones with the lettering on top and it never even entered my mind to paint it.
I sanded and sanded and sanded until it was smooth. Then I waxed it. The wood sucked it up and it took several coats with the final one being the dark wax. Then I buffed it to a fine sheen.The next step was to figure out how to put legs on it. I always saw this as a table. I suppose you could make it into something like a bench or hang it on a wall as a cabinet, but I needed to put legs on it and make it into a table. I searched the internet considering options and finally settled on galvanized steel pipes.Before I took off to Lowes I measured the height of an end table to get an idea of the length of the legs. The table I based my measurements on is 24 inches. The box is six inches so it worked out perfectly by using 18 inch pipes.On to Lowes I went. I also had to consider cost as I knew the pipes can be pricey. I ended up buying black iron pipe in 18 inch lengths. It worked perfectly but Lowes is very good about cutting things if you need a size not available.To attach the legs to the table I bought four floor flange fittings, whew and wood screws to attach to the wooden munitions box. On the bottom I used slip cap fittings. I also left the red tags on the pipes for character.It was so easy to make this wooden munitions box into furniture. And it fits with the rustic industrial look, has storage and is one of a kind. See how just about anything can be made into furniture?
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