And a few hours later, I have my table. I am waiting for some steel wool stain to finish off the newer surfaces, but I couldn't wait to share this.
The table top is made out of the slats of an old bench swing that had been thrown away by previous property owners. The base is made with 4 x 4's that had been legs for a strange rickety table, and some 1 X 4's. I had great fun with the drill taking things apart and putting things together.
That new wood will get darkened so it blends it. I think I will try the steel wool/vinegar mix I have seen used around blogland.
And it needed a few rustic accessories to finish it off.
Love what can happen with a junk pile of wood!