I haven’t taken much time recently to build non-custom pieces, but yesterday, I did it out of necessity. Somehow in the past year, I turned into an antique sewing machine table hoarder. How that happened, I have no idea. The many iron bases I was storing for future projects were taking up precious shop space now needed for larger projects. There was also this huge slab of cherry with a flitch in it. When I say huge, it was 9 feet long. A bit tough to store upright with the 8′ shop ceilings along with all of the other slabs and barn wood.
So, I took the circular saw and got to work. Seven feet of that slab was going to an outdoor bench project, and that left me with the two foot flitch section. It just happened to fit perfectly on one of the sewing machine table bases (not all sewing machine tables are the same height, width, or depth). I painted the rusted iron base black, sanded and lacquered the flitch, and attached the two with bolts.
It makes a great end table or beefy little bench! I love it when things work out.