There are days when Jonathan disappears into the garage for hours (days) at a time. I peek out every once in a while to try to sneak peeks at whatever it is he is making. Sometimes he lets me in on his brilliant projects, and other times I get a “none of your business, you will see it when it is finished.” This project falls into the latter category.
A few weeks ago I mentioned the need for something for the top of our coffee table. We have had this table for a while but it recently made a journey from the basement sitting area to our living room. I love how BIG this table is, but it just felt like it was missing something. We looked all over the place at trays and various options that might be the missing piece to our table top. Nothing was right. Most of it was just too small.
On Friday (long weekends are the BEST), Jonathan disappeared into the garage. I didn’t know what he was making, but it looked like it was going to be pretty cool. It started as a welding project, we had some left over steel from another project that didn’t get used. At first glance, I assumed he was just putzing and perfecting skills. The next time I popped my head out, the frame he had welded had this going on:
Which is pretty darn cool all on its own. But then he did this to it:
Just wow. Coolest customized cocktail tray ever! That boy I love is crazy talented.
- Angle steel welded into a square
- Fence post scrap wood
- Acrylic Paint
- Sander/sandpaper to give it some character
I think this technique would make a really cool headboard. A project for another day!