When I needed a furniture piece to hold the flat panel in my studio, I searched for something unusual but wasn't very excited about buying retail. My choices were too pricey and then I remembered the boxcar flooring. I know the likelihood of finding something random as this is slim, but I think the idea is worthy of sharing and is something you could adapt with other pieces of lumber you might locate or purchase.
Making the console was pretty simple. After cleaning and sanding the piece of wood, I gave it a coat of water-based polyurethane.
For the legs, I bought plumber's pipe at Home Depot and had them cut to the desired lengths. Then I had the ends threaded so they could easily be screwed to the flanges.
Don't let this step frighten you away, the salespeople at Home Depot are always happy to help out.
I spaced out and measured where I wanted to position each flange. I marked and pre-drilled the holes for the screws, then attached the flanges with the wood screws.
Finally, I screwed the legs to the flanges on the bottom of the wood piece. I also added additional flanges to the bottom of the poles to serve as feet.
I love the texture of the boxcar flooring combined with the shiny metal legs. I think the console would look awesome in any number of places ~ as an entry or hall table, or even a bench (if the legs were shortened).
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