wheely nice table

I was trying to do one collective catch-up post with photos, but can't seem to pull it off. So I'll just have to post separately, or they'll never get posted! Below are a few long overdue phone pics of the wheel table we picked up at fair. 

Our wheel table was purchased from a vendor called Cowboys Friend Remade Treasures out of Iowa. They reupholster furniture & repurpose antique things. The vendor owns a similar 8 foot wheel dining room table. She added an old lariat to hers, between the wheel and the glass. She showed us a photo to give us ideas of what we could do with ours, and mentioned barb wire as another possibility. The wood is so old I love it the way it is, altho barb wire would be cool.The fun part is the table spins.

We were hoping to learn the back story of the wheel, but apparently the guy who made our table has passed on.The only thing I know about it, is her husband stumbled across a smaller 4 foot table made by the same guy who made their table. He bought it right before our fair. She didn't have time to do anything to it, which worked out for us since I like it the way it is. The only thing I plan to do is re-felt the bottom of the loose hub.

The wheel hub on top comes off. It just sits on the glass.
The vendor puts her horse theme salt & pepper shakers inside hers.
Decorations or flowers would look nice too.
Looking down at the table.
 See the photo bomber? 
My silly cat Sydney, he follows me just like a dog.
Table top with the top hub removed.
Click the photos to see how old & weathered the wood is!!

Sorry the phone pics aren't that great. The table is sitting in our unfinished dark basement. It was our first purchase for the new house, or maybe the human room in the barn. Four chairs fit nicely around it. The chairs were included, but we will likely look for others that match better. I think it would make a fun card table, as long as it isn't a game of spoons!! 


Grey Horse Matters said...

I love it! There's something about old wheels like this that pulls me to it. I have two old wheels too sitting in my basement waiting for a good idea. This might be it! Mine came off an old buckboard wagon we had that eventually disintegrated no matter what I tried to seal it with. Have fun with your new table, so many possibilities!

Linda said...

That is super cool!! The barbed wire would be great. Very unique and creative. Since your house and barn will all be new, the touches of old will give it a lot of soul.

aurora said...

I don't think a wheel table would be too hard to make Arliene, or find someone to make. The table legs are heavy iron. Guessing they are customized from patio furniture? Not sure, didn't really look that hard - maybe the guy was an iron worker. The table comes apart: wheel, glass top, and legs (and top hub). Rubber grips were fastened to the wheel, so the glass stays put but is off the wheel. Whatever they did, it's very sturdy. Just message me if you want more details.

I agree Linda, a new house benefits from touches of the past. We aren't big into antiques, but have a few things from our grandmothers that are more meaningful then anything. And now we have this table! We had a lot of fun talking with the vendor. She is a horse person too. I think I want to get a couple solid rockers from her for sitting under the barn overhang.

Shirley said...

I love repurposed western antiques. Our house is full of antiques. The coffee table is an old railroad scale used for weighing bags of grain.