Repurposed wheelchair to make a wheel coffee table

A few months back I purchased an old wheelchair wheel with a plan of using it as part of a table. The wheel had a great industrial look and I loved the patina on the metal.

My plan was to find a cool base, add the wheel, and then top it with a piece of glass. Sounded like a good idea but the project kept getting put on the back burner because I struggled to find something that I liked for the base.



This morning as I was digging around my basement storage area I had my “aha” moment when I spied this stool that I forgot I had (a function of either old age or too much stuff).

I took the top off the stool and was left with a perfect base for the table that had both the wood and metal elements that I love.

I adjusted the stool to a good table height and then added the wheelchair wheel to the top of the stool.

The wheel sat pretty firmly on the stool but I added some staples over a few of the spokes to better secure it.

Then I topped it off with a tempered glass top that I was lucky to find at a thrift store for $4.00!

I’m not sure that the weight of this glass will keep it from sliding so I’m going to investigate adding some clear velcro at a couple of the contact points.

The completed table.

I’m now using this as a side table in my living room.
I couldn’t get great pictures in my living room because there was a lot of backlight but this will give you an idea of how it looks in it’s new space.

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Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

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