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Vita Nova - Fletcher, NC



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At Vita Nova, I bring new life to vintage finds. I don't do assembly line production, everything is hand made out of what I can find. Browse through my Gallery. Some of these items have been sold but I can make more. If you see something you like but it's the wrong size or color, Contact me at Vita Nova - I can make it for you. Or text requests to 919-357-2267.


Barrel Table $325. I found an old wine barrel in Swannanoa and pulled an old round pine table top out of West Asheville. The table top was badly scuffed and had water stains on it. After a lot of sanding, I restained it dark walnut color and affixed it to the barrel top. Nicely repurposed barrel table for dining or other use. Seats four comfortably.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE BARREL TABLES!

















Barn Wood Oak Round Table With Wagon Wheel Rim $ 300. I found some nice oak barn wood in Hendersonville, and also found an iron wagon wheel rim in Fairview. With some effort, I turned them into a unique dining or occasional table. Using the wagon wheel as a rim, and painting all the metal and the legs black, contrast nicely with the light oak and gives it that medieval look. You won’t find anything like this at your local furniture store. Roughly 43” across and 30” high.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE ROUND IRON RIM TABLES!

















Side Table From Aquarium Tank - $95. I found the frame of an old aquarium stand in Asheville. The metal was a bit rusted and chipped, so I sanded the rust off and spray painted it shiny black. One leg was slightly bent so I straightened that out. Then I added some red oak trimmed in white pine to both the top and bottom to make some useful shelves. With some sanding and polyurethane, the resulting piece is perfect as a side table or entry table with that wood-and-metal look. Solid and great looking.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE UPSCALED AQUARIUM TABLES!

















Counter Height Table With Bench - $395. I found some nice 2x10 lumber discarded at a construction site. And I had some nice pipe sections left over from another project. I put them all together, stained the surfaces gunstock red, and ended up with a nice counter-height (36”) table and matching bench. The table seats 4-6 comfortably.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE COUNTER HEIGHT TABLES!

















Ambrosia Maple Slab Table - $375. Occasionally I come across a beautiful slab of wood. I found an ambrosia maple slab in Flat Rock. Once the maple tree is cut, the ambrosia beetles tunnel their way out and leave complex hues of gray, orange, and turquoise. Makes for beautiful tables, especially when I leave the live edge. I made the legs out of ordinary lumber, gave them a slight splay for style, and painted them a blue gray color to match the tones of the slab. This one would make a great sofa table or entry table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE AMBROSIA MAPLE TABLES!

















Trestle Table With Teal Legs - $325. I find all kinds and sizes of pallet wood. Some pieces are wide and thick enough to make table tops. Here I mixed a few good pallet pieces with some ordinary scrap lumber and made a nice trestle-leg farm table. I distressed painted the top in off-white and painted the legs aqua just for fun. The result is a nice solid craft or dining table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE TRESTLE TABLES!

















Oak and Pipe Coffee Table - $125. I salvaged some beautiful oak boards from a farm in Hendersonville. After I joined, planed and glued the oak together, I added some 18” pipe legs, splayed out like the 1950’s furniture designs. The result is a nice mid-century modern style coffee table. Industrial design complements any décor and is a great accent piece.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE COFFEE TABLES!

















Small Cherry Dining Table- $175. I purchased an old coffee table from a rental unit company in West Asheville. It had a nice cherry wood pattern on top that was hidden under years of wear and tear. So I removed the low coffee table legs, completely sanded the top to expose a light cherry veneer, stained it gunstock brown, and added polyurethane for protection and shine. Then I made some more appropriate legs out of repurposed pallet wood and painted them black. Now it’s a small dining or occasional table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE SMALL DINING TABLES!

















Small Alder Dining Table- $275. I found an old small dining table in East Asheville. I see many tables of this type – the wood is laminated alder, it’s unstained, and it’s usually made in China or Malaysia. It had the usual four corner legs and the top was really nicked up with water stains and paint. I completely sanded off the top and stained it a deep ebony. Then I built some custom trestle legs and painted them bright white. The contrast with the table top is great. When shined up with polyurethane, it’s a completely different table from the one I found. The size is 4 feet by 3 feet, easily seats four and fits in those tight Asheville kitchens.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE SMALL DINING TABLES!

















Live Edge Black Locust Table - $425. A farmer in Hendersonville took down an old black locust tree on his property. Black locust is one of those rare hardwoods that grow primarily in the American southeast. It is extremely dense wood – so dense that it can replace pressure-treated wood in home construction. I bought two live edge slabs from him, scraped off the rough bark, and sanded the surfaces smooth. Then I joined them to an old piece of lumber that I stained dark for contrast. Then I glued it all up and fashioned the legs out of repurposed lumber from a home construction site, and stained them to match the center strip. The result is a nice solid and heavy live edge table with that rustic look.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE LIVE EDGE TABLES!

















Round Butcher Block Table With Metal Rim - $325. I found an old butcher block table made of maple in East Asheville. It had seen better days – top was nicked, had paint marks, and water stains. The legs were very plain and a bit rocky. So I refinished the top and stained it gunstock red. Then I made some more appropriate sturdy legs for it out of repurposed pallet wood and painted them flat black. Then for the final touch, I added a black metal rim around the top. The rim gives it that medieval look. The finished table is 48” wide and easily seats six.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE ROUND TABLES!

















Tall Pipe Table For Kitchen - $225. A customer wanted a tall narrow table to fit in kitchen between a range and a buffet. She also wanted it tall enough so she could reach underneath to the dog food and bowls without hitting her head. So we made this nice little table – the top is ambrosia maple and the legs are pipe. Fit the space nicely.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE KITCHEN TABLES!

















Counter For Ice Cream Shop - $250. Although what we mostly do is bring new life to vintage finds, we sometimes fill special requests. An ice cream shop had opened in western Washington state – they asked us to make a very specialized check-out counter. The owner needed a counter height area (36” high) for checking out sales and making change from a cash drawer. They also had a special needs worker who required a table height area (30” high) to accommodate his wheelchair. But they only had 45” of width to fit the entire counter. So we made them one with two work areas. The top is pallet wood, the legs I pulled off an old dining table, and the rest of the parts are salvaged wood from a home construction site. Then we distress-painted the horizontal surfaces in the teal color of the ice creams shop’s logo.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE CHECK-OUT COUNTERS!

















Serving Table - $250. An ice cream shop wanted a vintage, repurposed look to their serving area. They needed a nice spot to dispense spoons, napkins, etc. They asked me to make a rustic serving table out of salvaged items. They wanted it a specific size to fit in their small serving and eating area. I used some ordinary pine and Douglas fir lumber salvaged from a home construction site for the top, and stained it dark walnut. The legs came off some construction pallets. After I distress-painted the legs, the finished table suggests chocolate ice cream- just what they wanted!

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE SERVING TABLES!

















Locust Entry Table With Metal Brackets - $175. Black locust is a rare hardwood. I brought some live-edge slabs with me from North Carolina. Sometimes this wood is not usable because it can suffer from heart rot, leaving the interior wood soft and mushy. But I met a farmer in Hendersonville, NC who had just cut down a storm-damaged locust tree. This wood was completely free of any heart rot, so I bought several slabs from him. After sanding and polishing this one, I added a unique base. The base is made from two long metal brackets off a utility spool, which I found abandoned in Virginia, plus some repurposed lumber. The result is a nice one-of-a-kind entry table. The look of bare live-edge wood combined with black steel is timeless.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE LIVE EDGE ENTRY TABLES!

















Bar of Locust and Pallet Wood - $295. Black locust is a fairly rare hardwood – I brought some slabs with me from North Carolina. I sanded and polished this live-edge piece and used pallet wood and some repurposed lumber to make a unique serving bar. The locust is very dense wood and it really shines when coated with polyurethane. A small upper shelf sits in back on the server side. Ideal for that one-of-a kind patio or man-cave look.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE LIVE EDGE BARS!

















Repurposed Iron Bistro Set - $145. I make furniture out of things I find. I found an old iron bistro set in Port Orchard. It was a bit rusty, the original glass top was cracked, and the seat cushions were faded and torn. After I sanded off all the rust, I spray painted it jet black, replaced the top and seats with some nice pallet wood, and distress painted the wood turquoise. The result is a cute and comfy bistro set with that old world look. Perfect for any home, inside or out.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE REPURPOSED BISTRO SETS!

















Repurposed Wood Pedestal Base Table - $325. I find all kinds of wood and table parts all over the country. These iron pedestal bases came out of a fast food restaurant in Greer, South Carolina. The wood is repurposed from a local construction site in Port Orchard, Washington. Together, they make a nice table which seats 6 comfortably. The lightly stained wood really shines when protected with polyurethane finish. The heavy repurposed look makes for a great rustic accent piece.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE REPURPOSED WOOD TABLES!

















Ambrosia Maple Serving Bar - $345. This serving bar has an ambrosia maple top, which looks great when shined and preserved with polyurethane. The front and sides are tongue-and-groove pine, with a walnut stain. Two shelves on the server side allow for storage of bottles, glasses and openers. The natural wood is a timeless look that fits with any décor.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE AMBROISA MAPLE BARS!

















Pallet Cabinet Doors for Window- $275. A customer had just moved into his new house and arranged his office just right. But the clerestory window behind his desk washed out his computer screen in the mornings. He didn’t want standard blinds or curtains so he asked for custom folding cabinet-type doors made out of recycled pallets. I love the look of recycled wood against a white background with jet black accents. The doors open and fold inward when he wants to let light in. These can be made any size for your opening. These were roughly 22 inches high and 57 inches wide.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET CABINET DOORS!

















Outdoor Table of Ambrosia Maple - $600. Ambrosia maple is a unique hardwood. The ambrosia beetle tunnels its way out of the freshly cut maple tree and it leaves odd-looking trails, sometimes colored orange, gray, or turquoise. Here we made a six-foot by three-foot outdoor dining table for a customer in Maple Valley, Washington. The legs are repurposed lumber, painted a fun teal-blue to match the outdoor décor. Looks great in her space and easily seats six for dining.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE AMBROSIA MAPLE TABLES!

















Counter Height Pallet Table- $325. I found a nicely weathered pallet and, after lots of planning and sanding, produced this counter-height table. The top is weathered gray and the legs are bright white. The trestle-style legs are a timeless design that make for a sturdy table with plenty of legroom. Our customer wanted a counter height (36”) table so we made the legs to that height. Requires 24” chairs or bar stools.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET COUNTER HEIGHT TABLES!

















Sewing Machine Accent Table- $120. Classic sewing machine table legs are made of cast iron and make beautiful legs for other sorts of tables. I found an old sewing machine table and reworked it into an accent or porch table. The lumber is repurposed and looks great when shined with a polyurethane finish. Something about the look of lumber with black metal is timeless and works with any décor.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE SEWING MACHINE TABLES!

















Dining or Accent Table - $90. A restaurant was renovating and moving out some of their older dining tables. This one had a ragged edge on one side and was heavily stained. After cutting off the bad end and thoroughly sanding it down, I stained it gunstock brown and added a black metal pedestal base. Makes a nice accent table or small dining table. Comfortably seats four.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE RESTAURANT TABLES!

















Dining Table in Ambrosia Maple- $375. I got a pile of old ambrosia maple from a retiring woodworker. Ambrosia maple has wonderful warm tints of turquoise, amber, and gray. It looks great when paired with blue-gray colors. I had seen a nice bench in these colors and scaled up the design to build a dining table. The simple pedestal legs with the half-cross stringer is a timeless design. The ambrosia maple really shines when contrasted with these pedestal legs. The table style allows plenty of leg room and comfortably seats six, and the pedestal leg design allows crowding around the corners if you have extra diners.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE AMBROSIA MAPLE TABLES!

















Entry Table in Black Locust With Student Desk Legs- $195. Black locust is a rare hardwood found in North Carolina. Frequently the dark center of the tree is soft and mushy, it suffers from heart rot. However, I met a farmer in Hendersonville, NC who found a perfectly clear black locust tree on his property. He sold me several live-edge slabs. They make GREAT unique looking tables. The black locust really shines when it is sanded and coated with polyurethane. Here I added a pair of student desk legs from the early 1900’s and some funky metal brackets I found somewhere. Makes a one-of-a-kind entry, foyer, or sofa table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE LOCUST ENTRY TABLES!

















Entry Table Made From Old Door - $95. I find leftover building material everywhere. A contractor had some nice wooden doors left over from a renovation project. They were stained a really dark color and had faded some. I cut one door roughly in half, painted it white, and added some teal for that distressed look. Then I made some X-shaped legs - the result is a nice entry table or sofa table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE DOOR ENTRY TABLES!

















Whitewashed Pallet Table - $245. With Six Chairs - $345. I found some nicely weathered pallets -when sanded, whitewashed, and clear-coated, the pallet wood made a nice dining or craft able. I added some chairs - the set makes for comfortable seating for up to six.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE WHITEWASHED TABLES!

















Repurposed Wine Rack With Chestnut Shelves- $85. I find different kinds of useful furniture everywhere. Here I found an old wine rack at a thrift shop. It was bent, twisted, and rusted. I straightened it out, sanded off the rust, spray painted it shiny black, and replaced the cracked pressboard with some chestnut and poplar I got off a barn. The result is a beautiful all-purpose wine rack that would fit in with any décor. It works just as well sitting on your floor or on your counter. Rack holds up to 10 wine bottles.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE WINE RACKS!

















Counter Height Wood Table With Cast Iron Legs - $395. The legs on this table came from a spool holder in a textile mill. Heavy thread was spun off a spool that sat on these legs. I found them at an antique store and realized they would make great and unique table legs. The wood is repurposed from a home construction project. The stain color is called “Gunstock” and it really complements the black cast iron legs nicely. This is a counter height table that will make a real statement in any home. Seats 4 comfortably or 8 cozily.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE COUNTER HEIGHT TABLES!

















Round Oak Table With Metal Accents - $325. I bring new life to vintage finds. I found some welded steel stools, very heavy and industrial-looking. In a salvage yard, I found a beautiful iron ring, not sure where it came from. I added some old oak from a remodeled cottage and glued and screwed it all together. The result is a nice heavy-duty table that would look great with any décor.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE ROUND OAK AND METAL TABLES!

















Entry Table in Ambrosia Maple - $109. Since the wood and other architectural salvage items I find are random, every piece I make is unique. I found some nice ambrosia maple in a barn. I added some black accents, added a lower shelf, and painted the legs khaki. Makes for a unique entry table, sofa table, or wine server.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE AMBROSIA MAPLE TABLES!

















Repurposed Wooden Bar - $295; $395 With 3 Adjustable Bar Stools. I found an old liquor serving bar that was badly worn. It hadn’t been stained correctly and the stain was peeling off. I sanded off most of the old stain on top, leaving just a bit – so that when we polyurethaned it, it shone with the color of a whiskey barrel. Then I polyurethaned the front and sides, painted the trim a satiny black, and added a kickplate made of pallet wood. I also added three adjustable height bar stools for maximum comfort. The result is beautiful!

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE REPURPOSED WOODEN BARS!

















Flat File Cabinet and Rolling Base - $175. A customer had a large black metal flat file – the kind used for storing artwork or blueprints so they could lay flat. She wanted to be able to roll it around her apartment and wanted a counter-height top with room for pull-out drawers beneath. So I used some repurposed 2X4’s for the base, some pallet wood for the top, added some beefy locking casters, and painted the wood a sheet metal gray. Looks great in her apartment.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE FLAT FILE CABINETS!

















Coffee Table Cart - $200. Everybody likes Lineberry carts, those industrial rolling carts with heavy cast iron wheels. They make great coffee tables. They usually sell for around $250 each, or more if in really great condition. I found some old cast iron wheels at a local flea market, added some pallet wood and black metal accents. The result is a very Lineberry-like cart, which will make a great coffee table for your living room or man-cave.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE COFFEE-TABLE CARTS!

















Steel and Wood Table - $175. I love the look of black metal with different kinds of natural wood. This table has chestnut on top and oak for the lower shelf. Both kinds of wood came from local barns in Hendersonville. The chestnut really shows its orange/auburn color when shined up with polyurethane. The black steel legs are construction lintels, which are used to span an opening and support the weight of brick or concrete above. But they also make great table legs. Makes a nice entry table or sofa table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE STEEL AND WOOD TABLES!

















Circular Kitchenette of Chesnut and Oak - $275. A customer was remodeling an old home in Mills River. In the basement she found some chestnut and red oak that were used in the construction of an attached 1940’s cottage. They found just enough good pieces for me to build this circular table for their kitchen. I alternated the chestnut and oak for the top and added oak on the sides. With a thick base made out of conventional 2X4 lumber, and a pedestal base made out of repurposed 2X4’s as well, the result is a nice kitchenette table that seats four comfortably.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE CIRCULAR KITCHENETTE TABLES!

















Maple Bar - $270; Bar With 3 Stools - $395. Barn wood is all the rage, and while barn wood is easy to find, GOOD barn wood is scarce. Sometimes I find wood INSIDE an old barn rather than ON the barn. Here is some ambrosia maple we found in a retiring woodsmith’s barn. He had it sitting in a corner for over twenty years and forgot he had it. When he decided to sell it, I grabbed it. The wood was well-dried and very straight, the best kind for tables and bars. Here I joined two pieces from the same board, added a base made out of old pallet wood, and added some adjustable stools and some metal casters. Result is a nice rolling bar with shelf storage that seats three.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE MAPLE BARS!

















Coffee Table Cart - $175. Everybody likes Lineberry carts, those industrial rolling carts with heavy cast iron wheels. They make great coffee tables. They usually sell for around $250 each, or more if in really great condition. I found some old heavy steel castors at a local junkyard, added some pallet wood, black metal accents and distressed paint. The result is a very Lineberry-like cart, which will make a great coffee table for your living room or man-cave.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE COFFEE-TABLE CARTS!

















Bar-Height Table of Poplar - $325 . I found some nice poplar boards that came off a barn. The wood had several different hues so after I planed it down, I added some natural stain to bring out the colors, including a surprising green streak along one edge. Then I added some neutral black lumber pedestal legs. The customer wanted a bar height (42”) table so we made the legs to that height. Requires 30” chairs or bar stools.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE BAR-HEIGHT TABLES!

















Barn-Wood Like Wood Table - $325 . Barn wood is all the rage, and while barn wood is easy to find, GOOD barn wood is scarce. Sometimes it’s better to take straight lumber and make it LOOK like barn wood. Here Itook some standard lumber and fashioned a long dining or craft table. The black steel cross-brace holding it all together came from a steel hub – the kind utility companies use to lay out long stretches of wire. I added some nice dark espresso stain, some polyurethane to shine it up and protect it, and some black accents for that industrial look. Easily seats eight for dining.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE BARN-WOOD LIKE TABLES!

















Chestnut/Pine Entry Table - $95. I love thelook of black iron or steel against raw or repurposed wood. Here I found a black steel frame from a fairly modern table. It was topped with the usual pressed board, phony, wood look-a-like material you’d find at Walmart. I swapped that out for some American chestnut I salvaged from a barn. When planed down and shined up with polyurethane for protection, chestnut really shines - you can see all the orange and auburn hues characteristic of that wood. Then I added some white pine for contrast. Makes a nice entry or sofa table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE CHESTNUT / PINE ENTRY TABLES!

















Chestnut Bar / Rolling Table - $249. I find different kinds of useful wood everywhere. Here I took some American Chestnut off a barn and made the bar top; added some tongue and groove pine from the interior of a barn to make the front; added some pallet wood and casters, and made a nice all-purpose bar or rolling table. You have to see this bar in person to appreciate the shiny Chestnut top contrasting with the older Pine front.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE CHESTNUT TOP BARS!

















Ambrosia Maple Dining Table - $295. I found a nice collection of old ambrosia maple boards in a retiring woodorker's barn. Ambrosia maple is unique in that the ambrosia beetle leaves small holes and colorful trails embedded in the wood, making for unique looking table tops. I added an antique green wooden base, plus some chairs repurposed from a closed fast food restarant. Nice dining seating for 4 or 6.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE MAPLE TABLES!

















Pine Gathering Table - $139. I found this old, worn pine table. The top was heavily stained and the boards had begun to separate. I took it apart, re-joined the edges to make the boards tight, completely sanded down the surface and restained it for a weathered pine look. Adding a black iron pedestal base makes it a great gathering table. Chairs can be crowded around all sides and corners. Also would make a great craft table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE GATHERING TABLES!

















Pine Table/Desk Legs - $295. I found an old pine table made by a furniture hobbyist. He had it quite a while and it was showing its age – cracking along the seams and frayed along the edges. I sanded it down to the bare wood and smoothed out the rough spots. Then I added some unique cast iron legs from the early 1900’s that I salvaged from a school desk. Makes a nice dining or entry table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PINE TABLES!

















Pallet Pipe Table - $395. We bring new life to vintage finds. Some pallet wood pieces (including red oak, white oak, white pine, tulip polar, and mahogany) strapped onto an old oval wooden table, plus some cast iron plumbing conduit pipes, make for a nice, solid repurposed table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET PIPE TABLES!

















Pie Safe - $325. With the bigger, slimmer TV’s available now, people tend to throw out their old boxy TV consoles. The consoles can be repurposed into all sorts of things – especially pie safes. This was an older pine TV console – I sawed out the pine paneling on the doors, added vintage black screens, added some legs to raise it off the floor, and painted it an antique green. Has three inside shelves plus a drawer at the bottom. A unique addition to your kitchen or pantry.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PIE SAFES!

















Black Locust Entry Table - $325. One of the more unusual hardwoods is black locust. Rarely does one find a black locust tree that is free an interior brownish disease called heart rot. However, I managed to find some really clear black locust on a farm. After I sanded it and added clear polyurethane for protection, this live edge slab is beautiful. I added a pair of salvage metal bar stool legs and made a unique entry table for your foyer.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE ENTRY TABLES!

















Counter Height Bar Table - $375. I found some nice white oak boards that came off a barn. The wood had several different hues so after I planed it down, I stained it very dark and added white criss-cross legs. I left just a few of the original saw marks in the wood. The result is a nice counter height table. Requires 24” chairs or bench.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE BAR TABLES!

















Cottage End Tables And Coffee Table - $275. I love making cottage style tables. Here I found a set of older end tables with a coffee table, they were originally a dark cherry color. They were quite scratched and beat up. I sanded them down, added some repurposed pallet wood top and bottom, and re-painted them the white/green/blue scheme.

YES, I WANT A SET OF THESE COTTAGE TABLES!

















Live Edge Sycamore Side Tables - $59 each or both for $100. Here is a unique pair of three-legged side or end tables, with one live-edge on each. These are made from the same piece of spalted sycamore, a very durable variety of wood. The legs are made out of rebar and metal brackets.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE SYCAMORE TABLES!

















Barnwood Oak & Chestnut Table - $675. I found some nice oak and chestnut barnwood. The oak as placed on the barn was partly exposed, and partly covered with pine clapboards. So each piece has the gray, wrinkled, look side-by-side with the dark, smooth, protected look. The undercarriage is also made from oak and the stringers are abandoned Directtv brackets. Makes a unique statement for any dining room or man cave.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE BARNWOOD TABLES!

















Mahogany Small Dining Table With White Oak Stripe - $895. In Swannanoa I found a great 10 foot slab of mahogany. A cabinet maker abandoned it when he had to move out of state. I cut it in half, smoothed out all the edges, and planed it down to about 1 ¾ inches thick. Then I added a nice strip of white oak in the center for contrast and glued it all together. After many coats of polyurethane and lots of sanding, we then found a pair of retro legs which we spray painted black. The result is a BEAUTIFUL one-of-a-kind small dining table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE MAHOGANY TABLES!

















Pallet Patio Table - $320. I love finding unique looking pallets, and I find them all over the county. This table is made from five different pallet woods (red pine, white pine, red oak, pin oak, and poplar). I added some black legs made of repurposed lumber and ended up with a unique table for a customer’s covered patio. Because pallet wood is usually heat treated for extra protection, it’s easy to repurpose for outdoor use.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET TABLES!

















Pallet Bar - $225; With Metal Stools - $345. I love recycled pallets. They come in all shapes, sizes and wood colors. I made a mosaic pallet wood top, then built the base of a bar with shelves on the bartender’s side. Added casters to make it easy to roll around, a push bar, and a bottle opener. The result is a great and very useful bar with that repurposed wood look. I added a set of three metal bar stools to match the rustic look.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET BARS!

















Pine Table - $275; Pine Table With 4 Chairs - $375. I found an old table that had some odd metal legs and a pine top that was poorly stained gray. Looked like a DIY job gone bad. I swapped out the legs for some heavy metal brackets that we found off a utility company wire spool, then sanded down the gray pine to bring out its original glory, and added some black metal accents. Then I added a set of four maple and black leather chairs to make a nice looking dinette set. Nice natural wood and black metal look.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PINE TABLES!





















Pallet Dining Table - $275. Pallets, pallets, pallets. It’s surprising how nice weathered pallet wood can look when you plane down the surfaces and square up the edges. This is a combination of white pine, red pine, oak, poplar, and hickory. You just never know what you’ll find in an old pallet. The combination of colors and textures brings an exciting variation to everyday meals.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET DINETTES!





















Pallet Serving Tray - $30. I love pallets because they are so versatile and offer a variety of colors and patinas. Here I made a simple serving tray out of weathered pallet wood and cabinet handles. A great way to serve your guests with that rustic flair!

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE SERVING TRAYS!





















Entry Table W/ Student Desk Legs - $125. I love the ornate cast iron legs found on turn-of-the-century student desks. These say “New Oxford” on them and were made in the 1890’s. I added an oak wood top and some khaki frames and legs. The result is a one-of-a- kind entry table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE ENTRY TABLES!





















Coffee Table Repurposed With Pallet Wood - $125. I found a nice coffee table that was made with black steel metal legs. The top and bottom shelf were smoked glass, which was cracked in spots. So I swapped out the glass for poplar wood from a pallet and added polyurethane to highlight the yellow-green hues of the poplar wood. Makes a unique coffee table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE COFFEE TABLES!

















Douglas Fir Slab TV Table With Shelves/Casters - $139. I found a nice slab of Douglas Fir. After cutting and planing the surfaces smooth, I saw it would make a great TV table, entry table, or even a bar. Adding pallet wood on the sides and two shelves underneath, then painting the legs a timeless white, completes that rustic modern look. Then I added some casters to make it easier to move around.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE TV TABLES!

















Live Edge Side Table Made From Red Oak - $125. I found some old cast iron hairpin legs on a farm. Those legs were common on all sorts of tables in the 1950’s and are now making a comeback. I added them to a piece of a red oak slab. Makes a nice side or entry table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE LIVE EDGE SLAB TABLES!

















DirectTv Chairs - $39 each, or 4 Chairs for $140. Sometimes vendors just have to get rid of their unique items. One of the neighbors near my wood shop installs and takes down DirectTv antennas – he threw these in a dumpster. I hated to see them wasted and thought they would work perfectly as chair backs.

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Coffee Table Made From Pallet Wood - $119. I find pallets everywhere – some new, some weathered, some broken, but all have wood pieces we can repurpose. This pallet wood had various industrial and commercial uses. Makes a nice coffee table.

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Pub Table Made From Iron Stools and Pallet Wood - $200. I found some great wrought iron stools at an antique mall. A welder spent quite a bit of time and effort welding 48 rivets onto some wrought iron bars and bent them into shape. The grey patina of the iron provides that perfect industrial look. So I used some choice pallet wood pieces to create a weathered mosaic top. These are heavy pub-height tables that would look great with any type of décor.

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Writing Desk Made From Barn Wood and Pipe - $260. A customer asked me to make a small writing desk for her rental lake house. She wanted it exactly 36" wide and 18" deep to fit in a small nook. I had some barn wood slabs that turned out to be red pine with original saw marks, they look great when shined up. The black galvanized steel pipes really accent the barn wood nicely. Any guest with a laptop or tablet will enjoy using this small desk. A one-of-a-kind piece.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PIPE DESKS!















Ice Chest Made From Pallets - $129. I found this neat idea for building a standing ice chest made out of pallet wood and a conventional ice chest-cooler. The rustic look is perfect for the patio, garage, or man-cave. The top opens and closes like a conventional ice chest and the table size is convenient for your thirsty guests. The lower shelf is great for storing additional beverages, cups, etc. I added a bottle opener so you are ready to serve in style!

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Entry Table Made From Pallets - $89. Pallets make great furniture. Slats from different pallets show different levels of weathering, color, and age. Here I made the top from various pallet pieces, used the pallet braces for legs, and used the hollowed out pieces for feet. Makes a unique, rustic-looking entry table or sofa table.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET ENTRY TABLES!















Pallet Table - $85. Old pallets make great furniture because they have such varied patinas from different degrees of usage and weathering. This pallet wood had various industrial and commercial uses. The top and low shelf are made from pallet slats; the legs and cross braces are made from the pallet arms, with the indentations for the forklift left intact. Makes a great entry table, TV stand, or sofa table. 36 inches wide, 36 inches tall, 18 inchs deep. Would add that great rustic or repurposed look to your home!

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PALLET TABLES!















Console Table Made From Barn Wood and Industrial Steel Stools - $375. A customer asked me to make a unique console table. I had recently acquired several industrial steel stools that had been worked and riveted together - not sure exactly where they were from but they had the industrial look and were very heavy. We added some barn wood for a shelf and a live edge oak slab for the top. The result is certainly unique.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE CONSOLE TABLES!















Bistro Set With Coffee Chairs - $125. We found these cool “coffee” chairs – they were just begging to become part of a repurposed pallet bistro table. I made it hexagonal and painted the legs khaki just for fun. Makes a gorgeous and unique set.

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Rolling Wine Butler Made from Old Student Desk Cast Iron Legs - $125. I found an old student desk, the kind used in the early 1900's, with the seat in front and the desk in back. The legs are cast iron, very sturdy, and sometimes extremely ornate. Several companies manufactured these legs at the turn of the 20th century but no one makes them anymore. The advent of World War II ended the use of cast iron for non-military uses. I added some oak hardwood flooring for the top and bottom, added casters to the bottom, added some black hardware pieces, and salvaged an original piece of wood from the student desk on the wine base. The result is a unique rolling wine butler. Imagine your guests' surprise when they see you roll out their wine choices on this one-of-a-kind furniture piece!

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Craft Table or Inclined Desk Made From Cast Iron Student Desk Legs and Repurposed Home Paneling - $375. At Vita Nova, we bring new life to vintage finds. I found an old student cast iron folding desk, the kind used in the early 1900’s. I pulled it apart and salvaged the beautiful cast iron legs. Then added a top made from pine paneling pulled out of a local home. The paneling was stained a light gray, which didn’t contrast enough with the black cast iron, so I sanded most of it off, leaving a little bit for character. I built the undercarriage out of repurposed lumber and left it bare to show off the cast iron. Then I added some feet and two basket pull-out drawers. This would make a great craft table, artist table, or inclined desk. Certainly a statement piece for any workplace or home office! This is a one-of-a-kind piece.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE CRAFT TABLES!














Entry Table or Sofa Table With Shelves- $89. I found an old, thick, nicely weathered pallet. Added some lumber for support, khaki paint to complement the weathered look, and made an entry table with shelves. Note how the pallet supports (wood with arched openings) are used for decorations. Any designer will tell you - khaki is the new black!

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE ENTRY TABLES!

















Mini-Wine Bar - $95. Used pallets can be repurposed into useful furniture with that rustic flair. Here I built a mini-wine bar with industrial accents. 36” high, 36” wide, and 18” deep so that it can fit most kitchens or entryways. A unique invitation to any wine enthusiast. Just waiting for your space!

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Nook Table - $1,995. I found two beautiful ambrosia maple slabs and knew they would make a fantastic dining table for a kitchen nook. After I got the slabs joined, I added roll-over sides to make them look thicker. Then I deeply sanded the surface and coated it with a thin layer of polyurethane - no stain - to show off the great ambrosia wood. Then I found two cast iron A-shaped hubs from a ship – they were used to support a reel that hauled in rope, or maybe an anchor. Anyway, after figuring out how to support the heavy table base on them, I added an iron cross piece to hold it all together. Specific size requirement on this table was 36” wide and 60” long. Looks beautiful in this nook with the vintage steel chairs!

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE NOOK TABLES!














Patio Table - $895. I was looking through some wood at a lumberman’s shop and spotted two dark wood slabs that appeared to be black walnut. No, he said, that was tulip poplar – but unlike the usual canary yellow color of ordinary tulip poplar, it had taken on some dark mineral hues because it was pulled from a swamp. I knew they would make a beautiful table. My customer had a specific size requirement to fit their long and narrow covered patio. They needed a table 32” wide (normal tables are 36”) and 90” long (instead of the usual 72” or 84”). I made some custom legs similar to some he had seen in a magazine, painted them green to match his house. I ended up with this beautiful table for a screened-in porch.

YES, I WANT ONE OF THESE PATIO TABLES!















Garden Grating for Deck Railing - $95 per section. This is a great example of how to trip out a deck. Instead of the usual vertical slat railing that everybody buys from Lowe’s, I found some great cast and wrought iron garden grating from a salvage store. Not sure where they were from originally but they had the patina of grates that surrounded an old garden for many years. This type of grating is rarely manufactured nowadays. I cleaned them up and spray painted them black to emphasize the iron work. Then mounted them in decking wood to round out the deck. The iron is hard to find, but as usual, I have my sources. Or you can supply your own grating if you have something you like. Pictured is a set of two railing sections, measured to fit an existing deck.

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Custom Garage Cabinets - $895. I also do custom cabinets in wood and black metal accents. Size can vary depending on space requirements. This customer had a garage refrigerator and wanted to add cabinets on either side to create a built-in look on the back wall of his garage. These are 78” high and 47” wide, but they can be made almost any size with any number of interior shelves and racks. A great way to stay organized and BEAUTIFUL at the same time!

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TV Stand Made From Old Pallets- $99. I bring new life to vintage finds. I found some old weathered pallets - added some lumber for support, white paint to complement the weathered look, and made a nice TV table or sideboard with shelves. The white paint really shows off the weathering of the pallet wood. A great way to display your big screen. Ample room on two shelves for DVR, game consoles, etc.

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Custom Shed With Sliding Barn Doors- $2,295. I also do custom sheds and exterior projects, like decks, fire pit benches, etc. This shed is 8’ by 12’ and can be seen on the cover of the August, 2015 issue of Family Handyman Magazine. I had to make a few changes from the original design to accommodate the materials available to do it, also added the racing stripe to the sides and painted it to match the base color and trim of the home. And added two carpenter bee traps to keep the wood boring pests away. The doors slide open like old-fashioned barn doors. Tools are protected, out of the garage, and stored in an attractive way!

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Night Stands $49 each; or 2 for $90. Pallet wood makes great shabby chic furniture. From an old pallet, I added a little lumber for support, some paint for character, and a nice drawer. The white, light green, blue and gray tones scream beachy cottage. Great bedside night stands or stand-alone tables.

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