What’s an old gate coaster you ask?
I actually really love working with wood scraps, because you’re absolutely forced to push creativity out there.
But with little itty bitty coasters… well, I dunno. I guess I was ready for something a little more substantially… junky?
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.
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? 🙂
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.
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!
Reminds me of Danny and Sandy in Grease.
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?
Let the new coffee junk adventure begin!
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