Bicycle Table

By Heather Anne Naples in Orlando, FL.

A client was looking for a new table for a specific location in their home and I immediately knew what I wanted to do. They are both avid cyclists and I thought it would be really fun to incorporate that in to my design and I knew a bicyle would be the perfect length for the space they needed. I was able to salvage the most beautiful piece of reclaimed barn wood from inside of a 100-year-old general store that was due to be demolished in Sanford, FL. (I actually fell partially through the roof to get that piece of wood but it was worth it!) I wanted an antique bicycle for the project but I couldn't find one that worked so instead I found a curbside hot pink bicycle and used patina products to "age" it. It was perfect! I drilled a hole through the reclaimed wood after cutting it to size and inserted the handle bars through the piece. I used metal plumbing pipes to build a sturdy frame and attached it to the wood piece using pipe fittings. I used jute cord to wrap around the handle bars and inside the tire frames for an added special touch. The piece of barnwood was sanded and stained a nice driftwood color to match the clients home and finished with a matte polycrylic. 

Project Category

WoodworkingTables & Desks

Products Used

  • Varathane Briarsmoke
  • Minwax Matte Polycrylic
  • Dixie Belle Patina Products (Bronze and Blue)

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