Sofa table, from an old water bed frame?
Yep. I had three pieces from an old water bed frame out in the garage. Since i rent the place, I have no idea how old this bed was. It wasthere in the garage when I moved in 7 years ago. Daughter wanted a Sofa Table built, but didn't have any cash for the wood. Hmm, ah, that old frame might just work. I took the parts out to the woodshop and start to mill things up. Sofa Table was to be a "Mission Style" sort of thing, and she even had a couple pictures of what she liked. A picture of that wood supply, after the first milling up:
Top in place. That walnut "edge" is the stained finish of the old waer bed. I planed that off later. Lower shelf sits on cleats. You can also see how the front/back aprons have been curved. Cut on my bandsaw, then ech pair is clamped together and planed smooth. After a lot of sanding, it was time for some finish:
One coat of my "Witch's Brew stain. Yep, I missed a couple spots, but Iwent back and covered them up. Top is 16" wide, by 48" long, by 1-3/8 thick. Legs are 1-3/8 square by 32" long. Not bad for an old water bed frame?