Make your own coffee table out of garbage!

May 9, 2012 § 7 Comments

Dave:  Help me drag this pallet to the trash.

Libby:  I’m saving that.  It’s good wood.

Dave:  It’s a shipping pallet.  It’s garbage, and we are NOT saving it.

Libby:  Just leave it there.  I’m going to make a coffee table out of it.

Dave:  A what?!

Libby:  A COFFEE TABLE, like the kind the Petersiks made on Young House Love.

Dave:  We are not having a table made out of garbage in our house, and we are not the PETERSIKS.

Libby:  Not in the house.  On the patio.  Just think of how rugged it will look with our outside chairs.

Dave:  This is some crazy-ass blogging idea, isn’t it?  You’ll make some splintery table, then write a story about it in the blog.  And before you know it, EVERYONE will be making crappy coffee tables out of garbage.

Libby:  I only need one more pallet to make the coffee table I’m envisioning.  Can you get a pallet from work?

Dave:  How about if you just ENVISION this in the trash pile?  How about that, because that’s where it’s going.



§ 7 Responses to Make your own coffee table out of garbage!

  • So funny! Sound like me and my husband.

  • viveka says:

    Wonder who is going to win this battle of the giants ????!!! Tried to find the coffee table on the links you gave – but don’t see it. Good luck, Libby … you just do it and then you write about it … so we all can do crappy coffee tables.*laughter

    • Libby says:

      Young House love ended up making a console table for behind their couch. Don’t tell Dave, but they had to discard their idea to make it out of old pallets, and they made it out of real wood that they distressed.

      • viveka says:

        Okay … then I was on the right page. Will not tell anyone *smile. – good luck with the mission impossible – can’t you send him car racing for a couple of days ???!!!

      • Libby says:

        He’s under doctor’s orders to stay away from car racing for this entire season. An old injury in his neck is flaring up, and he’s in physical therapy. He threw away my pallet anyway, so I’ll have to do a Young House Love, and make it out of “real” wood.

      • viveka says:

        You can’t win all the battles *smile – sorry, to read that he neck is giving him problems … must be tough on him to stay away from it, but on the other hand if he has pain he are probably not in the mood.

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