Upcycled Antique Window Shadowbox Table
This is an easy and beautiful way to add that wow factor to your living room, bedroom, etc.
I got some old widows that were taken out of a 100 year old house and made this simple project for my wife.
I used 3/4 birch for the bottom of the table, pine for the sides, store bought ready-made table legs - unfinished, h-hinges and a handle, all bought from Home Depot.
I cut the 2x6's for the sides at 17 1/2", the front and back were cut at 27" and I just used wood screws to make a box to fit under my window for the top. I measured the inside of my box for the measurements for the birch bottom and attached it with wood screws as well.
I attached the legs, which were the 15", Colonial American, by just threading them into the square mounting brackets made for the legs. I attached the h-hinges to the back of the window and the back of the box and then added the handle to the front of the window.
I sanded the whole table, painted it with white, flat paint and then sanded certain spots again to give the table the antiqued appearance.
I hope you enjoy!
That is just too cool!
I really appreciate your comments. I just got the idea and decided to try it. I have had a few requests to sell them. I saw them online, smaller for $315, plus 75 shipping. I started taking orders for what few I can make with what windows I have for $150. Not sure about shipping though.
I have seen the "shadowbox" looking tables before, but had no idea how easy it could really be. I am off to find some old windows to see what I can do with them as well. Thank you for the fantastic idea!
Great project idea!
Hey Coach, did you see they put your project on Ryobi power tool's facebook page today?
Hi thanks for the great comments and I did not know about my project on Ryobi's Facebook page; that is awesome!