Furniture pieces made from wood and gas pipes has become a huge trend as people gravitate towards a more casual, rustic and vintage decor style.
I’ve seen tables, islands, book cases, beds, all made from wood and pipes.
I’ve worked with wood and pipes in the past and always loved the look, style and simplicity. The ability to easilly cutomize the piece to fit your needs and wants is a big advantage. It’s also a very cost effective way to make furniture.
Here’s a couple of things I’ve made in the past:
I decided to make a counter height “bar” table for myself.
In sourcing the materials, I knew I wanted solid oak and I found that if I put 3 oak stair risers together, it gave me almost the exact dimensions I wanted for the table and at $17.99 each, how could I go wrong.
So 3 stair risers side by side, a piece of oak 1X3 on each end and a piece of oak 1X2 all around the bottom edge to give a “chunky” look was all I needed. After the top was together and sanded, I took my Rockwell Sonicrafter and gouged the edges and top to give it a distressed look. Then I stained it in Jacobean from MinWax.
The pipes, which come in galvanized or black and are available in many sizes, came from Lowes and Home Depot. I chose 1″ black pipes to achieve the right scale and not have the legs and frame too thin or too thick.
The result is a vintage distressed bar table that fits the space perfectly. Now to find stools……….