Years ago I purchased an inexpensive coffee table at Pottery Barn. Always liked the rustic wrought iron base but the cheap wood top became worn and ruined over the years.
Flash forward and we decide to remove the top and create a new coffee table out of the metal base. Steve’s true passion is for boats so when we found some salvaged wood from an old boat, we decided to try and use it for the top of the table.
All we did was cut the wood to fit, sheer off the square nails (leaving the nail heads in the wood is a cool effect) and painted shellac on with several coats to lacquer the top. The rich patina of the ancient wood gave us exactly the coffee table we were looking for.