Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Deer Antler Coffee Table

I hate to admit it, but I am a dumpster diver and have raised a kid who dives too, so when Blair brought home a huge pile of deer antlers from the side of the road, my mind started whirling.  I have been looking for a coffee table to go in our family room.  So when my favorite handyman came to visit- we got to work making my idea come to life. 
First we put all the antlers in a bunch trying to make them look good from all sides. 
 Then we wired and screwed them together. 
 My favorite handyman- my Dad- used the saw to trim the "brains" as even as possible.
 The hardest part was shimming it up so the board we wanted to use would lie flat. 
 Finally, we were pleased with the results!  We screwed everything together...
                                           and tried it out in the family room.  This was just an old top that I had from another table.  I purchased a piece of birch wood from Lowes, sanded it down...
                                                                added iron- on veneer (this is my other favorite handyman)...
 and stained it all. 
Now it is at home in the family room.  I love the rustic look with the rest of my furnishings. 
                                                                   
Thanks for looking.
Dawn

3 comments:

kaw said...

Awesome!!!! And SOOOO sad I missed seeing you in your wedding dress!!!

JackJack said...

So cool!!! I love it!

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