Reclaimed wood old gate coasters, for a bigger coffee adventure.

Reclaimed wood gate coasters on a coffee table trunk / with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
If you think the names of my projects are getting progressively more ‘unique’, you might be right.

What’s an old gate coaster you ask? 

I’m not entirely sure! 

All I know is, I think coffee drinking should be a full out adventure! And some quirky reclaimed wood old gate coasters sealed the deal for me.

I actually really love working with wood scraps, because you’re absolutely forced to push creativity out there.

Rusty, old painted hardware and hinges / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Rusty, old painted hardware and hinges / funkyjunkinteriors.net
So, here’s my deal.

Coffee drinking is an event around here. I’ve made coffee stations and coffee signs, and plenty of other coffee coasters.

But with little itty bitty coasters… well, I dunno. I guess I was ready for something a little more substantially… junky?

Big! Abundant.

The kind where you can plop a smokin’ 2 litre bucket of coffee down, and do it up right!

Slight exaggeration, but you get my drift. 

Reclaimed wood gate coasters using rusty, old painted hardware and hinges / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I truly have no idea where the gate reference came from, but I visualized it in my head, and it was good.

So I rummaged through my wood scraps, and rusty, junky brackets and such, and made little ‘gate’ chunks with wood scraps.

Pairing up things sort of authentically. Sort of.

As if a chunk of gate was cut to create a coaster maybe…

Have you bought this one yet? 🙂

Reclaimed wood gate coasters using rusty, old painted hardware and hinges / funkyjunkinteriors.net

How I made these reclaimed wood old gate coasters

1. Clean and sand some reclaimed wood at a size you’re happy with. Cut to size as desired, leaving the coaster ‘wider than a square.

2. Rummage through your rusty junk, and find like minded hardware that could have been used for a door or gate. 

3. Clean up the hardware (I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil – affiliate link).

4. Attach hardware to coasters with short, wider headed screws. I did not need to predrill holes, as the screws were super short.

5. Stencil for a little extra old crate detailing if desired.

Stencil used / Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils BINGO – STAR 10″.

6. Treat with a furniture wax for wood protection if desired, however I left mine as is.

Tip: Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax (affiliate link) offers good protection without deepening the wood tone.

Reclaimed wood gate coasters mounting an old black hinge / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net

Reclaimed wood gate coasters : with old hardware and BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
Reclaimed wood gate coasters : with old hardware and BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
I didn’t plan on stencilling them at first, but after I eyed up that delicious, black hardware, I had to. 

This one is meant to say BIN and use a few numbers to resemble crate markings.

I could have left the lines and the star off, but I think they gave this design an extra lift.

How cute is that?

Ask anyone that loves BIG MUGS if they think this is a good idea!

Reclaimed wood gate coasters and with a blue, rusty hinge / funkyjunkinteriors.net
And by golly, here is proof I’m capable of leaving some wood blank!

Reclaimed wood gate coasters on a white, chippy bench / with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
Aww… such personalities, don’t you think?

Reminds me of Danny and Sandy in Grease.

Reclaimed wood gate coasters on a white, chippy bench / with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
Now THOSE are coasters!

Old gate coasters, I’ll have you know.

It’s officially a thing as of this very moment.

Aren’t you glad you tuned in today?

Reclaimed wood gate coasters for a bigger coffee adventure / with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
And because I’m ‘such’ a blogger…

There are plenty of shots for your personal choosing. Gotta love a selection, yes?

Reclaimed wood gate coasters on a trunk coffee table / with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
Reclaimed wood gate coasters on a trunk coffee table / with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils : funkyjunkinteriors.net
Coffee time just got a whole lot bigger around here.

Let the new coffee junk adventure begin!

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  1. Love all of your projects this is really cute too. Hope you don’t mind me asking but also noticed in the first pic the rug in the background and I am currently looking for one, what is it made of and where did you get it? Thanks for your time and keep up the wonderful work!

  2. These are awesome Donna. I really laughed when you said they are like Danny and Sandy, I think you are as nuts as I am! x

  3. My favorite touch on your coasters are the old hardware pieces. On your coffee coaster with the stencil bingo it looks like the hardware on the top right is a little train. I know it might sound funny, but when I first looked at it, I thought how cool! I look forward to making coasters out of wood. Thanks for the post.

  4. Good morning, Donna,

    I’m lounging in my PJ’s, sipping my second cup of caffeine, and reading my fave blogs. I had to stop and tell you how much I adore these reclaimed wood coasters! They are so funky, pretty and useful. Wish I had one now instead of the old magazine I’m using to sit my coffee cup upon. Pinned this, and can’t wait to create a pair.

    Doreen @ Altered Artworks

  5. These are fantastic! I want to make some like those just a little bigger to allow room for a small snack plate and use it more like a small tray.

  6. Only you would come up with something that ingenious, Donna!!!! Great thinking; great idea!

    Gee, now I’m starting to wish I lived in a house again (instead of a condo) so I could “muck about” in the basement with bits of wood and stuff and recreate some of your ideas.

  7. What a clever lady you are! This is the first time I have ever seen your blog. Where was I? Don’t know but we will have to fix that today. I will be having surgery soon and reading your blog would be a great way to mend. Plus I can ‘collect’ ideas to try once I’m better. Thank you very much!