when my husband bought our house, he replaced the old windows with modern ones, but kept the old ones. we love decorating with the old windows around our house! he has been wanting to make me a table out of one of the windows for a while. he decided he was going to make it this Christmas, but he only had one day off of work to build it & ran out of time. so, he told me what he was planning & we built it together (with the help of my dad) on our days off for Christmas! i'm actually glad we got to build it together because it was tons of fun to be involved in the entire process! it turned out to be a super awesome coffee table, so i wanted to share with you how we made it!
FOR THE BOX:
two 8ft 1x8 boards (for the outside of the box)
three 10ft rounded 1x4 boards (for the bottom of the box)
four 1 inch hinges
a box of #8 2 inch wood screws
other materials needed:
white semi-gloss paint
step 1: cut off any extra pieces on the window to ensure that it sits flat on the top of the box
step 2: cut your 1x8 boards to form a box that fits the size of your window
step 3: drill wood screws into your 1x8 boards to secure the box
step 4: cut your rounded 1x4 boards to the length you will need for the bottom of the box
step 5: drill wood screws into your rounded 1x4 boards to secure them to the bottom
step 6: if your last board is too wide to fit, trim off the part you don't need
look at that beautiful box! the hard part is over now!
step 7: lay your box upside down on your window & attach your hinges so the window can open from the top
step 8: before you paint, fill in the screw holes with wood putty to smooth them out
step 9: paint the box white (or your desired color) all over - you'll need 2 good coats
step 10: attach the handle to the front of the window
FOR THE LEGS:
four pre-cut table legs
one can of dark stain
four leg brackets (to attach the legs with)
step 1: attach the brackets to each corner of the bottom of the box
step 2: screw in the legs to make sure they're all placed evenly around the box
step 3: stain each leg - use as many coats as you need to reach your desired color
step 4: attach your legs to the bottom of the box
ta-da!! now you have a really awesome coffee table that you can also store things in!
we absolutely LOVE the way this table came out & it really adds a lot to our living room!
have you ever made home decor from reclaimed windows?