Car hoods make good coffee tables

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Car hoods make good coffee tables

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From the Cool Hunting blog:

Using hoods from vintage American cars, Joel Hester handcrafts coffee tables in his Dallas, TX studio. Taking advantage of the bright colors of yesteryear and the patterns created by oxidization, the one-of-a-kind steel pieces add industrial chic to living rooms.

While I’m sure his work is worth the $850 price tag, if you have an old junker in the backyard you may as well make your own.

2 thoughts on “Car hoods make good coffee tables

  1. mrmeval says:

    $850 for a table

    Creating it eats up too many resources. There is no testing done for toxic chemicals. It’s very ugly. His other work is nothing more than a few bars of iron welded together and is mediocre at best.

    Make is usually better at finding neat recycling ideas.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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