This DIY bike entry table is a rustic and charming welcome treat for your guests.
This DIY bike entry table is a rustic and charming welcome treat for your guests.

There are a lot of DIY plans and ideas for home furnishings out there. One of the most important considerations when deciding which project to tackle is the availability of materials. What do you currently have that will allow you to turn trash into treasure?

For something that's easy to make, the visual impact is actually pretty good.
For something that’s easy to make, the visual impact is actually pretty good.

In my case, it was an old bicycle that’s been sitting in our garage for far too long. It was my son’s first grown-up bike. He has abandoned it already, having moved away for college. My husband didn’t want to throw it away for sentimental reasons. So he thought of turning it into a bike entry table.

It makes for a great welcome treat. It’s rustic and it adds charm to the house. If you’re considering of making one, you’d need basic carpentry and woodwork skills. It’s pretty easy, actually. You can get this done in less than a day. 

Materials:

  • A Bike
  • Wood for the top
  • Brackets to attach to the wall
  • Clamp connectors
  • ¾-in Dowel rod
  • Wood screws
  • Rectangular brackets (optional)
  • Iron piping (optional)
  • Paint and wood stain (optional)

Tools:

  • Table saw
  • Clamps
  • Electric drill with drill bits
  • Paint brush
  • Measuring tape
  • Sander
  • Level

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You can make your own bike entry table. You can find the step-by-step instructions here.