Industrial pipe console table.
We had built a huge wall unit in our living room using iron gas pipe and loved the result so much that when it came time to build a console table in our front entrance way, I knew exactly the table I wanted. With measurements in my pocket, I set out to my local home reno store to pick up the supplies I would need; iron gas pipe with the appropriate fittings to build the frame, a piece of 2" thick lumber for the table top (that I had cut to size at the store), a can of flat black spray paint, and a can of medium-dark walnut stain.
I began by distressing the piece of lumber. For this I used some kitchen utensils such as a fork to imitate worm holes, the edge of a potato masher, a serrated knife, and a meat tenderizer. I also used a hammer to bang up some of the edges, long screws to make indentations and to make scratches. Then, I stained the wood with the walnut stain. Next, I sprayed all the pipes and fittings flat black. Once the wood and pipes were dry, I assembled the pipe frame and attached it to the table top.