Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Table That Measures Up

This is a project I wish I had 10 of as I could have sold it over and over at The Prairie Sister's show.  The sweet lady who bought it had a father named Thurman.  Thurman's was an out of business plumbing supply place in Missoula, the town the show was in.  I started by building a basic wooden base, the same I have done so many times. 
I washed the yardsticks in color and added a little stain. 
I had a thin wood top on the table.  I glued and the nail gunned the rulers in place (after cutting them, of course). 
Fun and easy--now to find more yardsticks.

17 comments:

  1. Me, too, love the rulers with different hues in them. I have a question; don't think I'm an idiot, please, for asking---but, I'd like to learn how to use a small skill (?) saw to do some of these things, but afraid I can't manage it. Would you show us ladies how and what type of tools you use? Big table saw for me is out of the question. I love your blog!

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  2. I love this! I had this idea in my head but to see it actually done, I love it even more! Thank you for sharing this!! I'm pinning this one for later!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  3. I love the table. Thurman Electric. That goes back a few years. gotta find some yardsticks that don't cost a fortune!!! Love your posts. I look every evening to see what is new.

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  4. Love, love this! It's so hard around here to find the yardsticks, but I'd do this in a heatbeat if I had some too!

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  5. Love the table, I'm about to do one myself. You might want to check out Lowe's for some yardsticks. They had them on sale a couple of weeks ago for 0.69 each. I picked up a bunch of them to do a some tables when I get the time.

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  6. Could you put a post up about how you made the basic wood base table. I think I might be able to do this if hubby would help me with the table. I'd love to make one of these yard stick topped tables to replace a cheap dest that I've turned into a picture display. Thanks a bunch!
    Jeri Niksich

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  7. Hello Becky. I'm new to your blog and so love your creativity and repurpose of vintage items. Yum.

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  8. love it.. I really wished I had kept my mamaws old yard sticks. Wow!

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  9. Love it! I am featuring this at my blog today at www.alovelyplacetoland.com!

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  10. Where do you get all the yardsticks. I have a table I would love to do this with.

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  11. I just started following you, I actually have been for awhile, I think you have amazing projects and I love how creative you are! This ruler table is super cute!

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  12. I love it and don't blame the lucky lady who bought it!

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  13. LOVE THE TABLE WITH THE RULERS, I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS BUT I HAVE YET TO COME ACROSS THE RULERS

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  14. If anyone knows what month the instruction on how to make the "Basic Wood Table" was in please email me the month. I'd really like to learn how to make one so I can make this yard stick table. Thanks a bunch I'd really appreciate it. oldtisme@aol.com

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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