Ammo Crate Sidetable from Rachel Faucett

February 3, 2011

Note from Design Mom: While I’m busy with the move to France, I’ve got a crew of talented Guest Moms filling in for me. Rachel has fantastic taste and I love the find she has for us today. Enjoy!

I love furniture made from recycled objects, especially when the original pieces provide a bit of character and nostalgia to the furniture. It’s good for the environment as well, reducing the amount of new waste we put into the earth. Recreate is an interior design company from artist/designer Katie Thompson that specializes in the creation of recycled furniture pieces, utilizing what most people would see as discarded “junk”. One of my favorite pieces is the Ammo Crate Sidetable.

The table features original locking mechanisms, stenciled lettering, and thick rope handles. The crate originally stored night warfare equipment and illuminating mortar bombs. Not to worry, though, this piece won’t ignite any controversy anymore, but would surely spark great conversation.

View more from this wonderful collection on the Recreate website!

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1 Amanda - VintageDutchGirl February 3, 2011 at 11:42 am

As a family of avid GEOCACHERS we have lots of these lying around! I think I might be stealing some and rescue them from a lifetime of cache holders and transform it into some awesome side tables :) Thanks for the idea!


2 Jenna {Jenna Sais Quois} February 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!


3 Jane February 4, 2011 at 6:00 am

Wow, love this! My son would love it, too.


4 Jaci February 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

Recycling junk is a great idea, but the last thing I would want to use to decorate my home is an ammunition box. Every time I looked at it I would think of the people whose lives were destroyed by using the ammo and by having it used on them. That’s too much tragedy for a sidetable.


5 Stephanie Day February 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

What a genius idea to use an old crate and turn it into a table / bench!! I found a few more recycled materials turned into furniture too like a shopping cart made into a chair.
Thank you for sharing your cool post!


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