Thursday, August 21, 2014

Naval Training Case Table

Well, there's an odd title.  But when I picked up a Naval Training Device box or case I knew it would make a fun table with some storage.
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I am sure the US Navy did not ever think whatever this originally was would end up as a table.  I hope they are okay with it ;).
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html
I don't have a lot of process pictures, but I used 4 spindles (purchased at the same garage sale) and some reclaimed oak to make a frame or base for the case.  I measured on the spindles about half way up so the case could rest on the top of the spindles.
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html
I secured the frame to the legs.
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html
I then wedged the case into the base--it is a tight fit so I didn't secure it any other way.  I painted the case and frame white, the spindles 4 different colors.
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html
I think it would be fun in the kitchen opened up as a bar.
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html
But would work well in any room that needs a little storage. 
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html
The dog approves!
Naval Case Storage Table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/naval-training-case-table.html

7 comments:

  1. love it! I've wanted to do this with pipes...or metal.... but nothing is as cheap and easy as wood. :)

    great job Becky!

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    1. Thanks Gail! I love the shelves done with pipes, but all of those fittings are expensive.

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  2. That is just the cutest thing I've ever SEEN! I want it!!

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