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Industrial Cart Makeover

These two industrial carts were headed to the landfill… when The Eco Floor Store came to the rescue! Ok, it wasn’t that dramatic, but it was that exciting. 😉

Originally built in the 1940’s out of old railway pieces, these industrial carts were used to transport wood in a sawmill in Northern BC. And now, they’re ready for your coffee cup, favourite magazine and feet.

Unfortunately, we were unable to salvage any of the old wood (rotted would be an understatement), but we did use recycled pallets for the new table top. All of the metal components were sandblasted to remove the years of rust. And we added some new steel brackets to each corner to strengthen the table (for those families who have toddlers who can’t stay off the coffee table!).

To create the old worn look, we used a torch to gently burn the wood. We then painted the entire coffee table with an old american colonial stain and added some black accents for a little extra “wear and tear” look. The third step was a light coating of charcoal grey paint and then finished off with two coats of water based polyurethane paint.

Here are the before photos:

Industrial Cart Coffee Table Industrial Cart Coffee Table

And here is the finished industrial cart coffee table:

Industrial Cart Coffee Table

Industrial Cart Coffee Table

Industrial Cart Coffee Table

These two beauties are for sale for $799 each. For more info, visit The Eco Decor Store.