vintage steamer trunk table

Here’s an innovative way to honor the past and create something useful and cool: take a vintage steamer trunk, loaded with hard-earned character and memories, place it atop a set of steel legs… and voilà – a tall, dark, handsome console table is born.

Designer and welder Pamela Hodnefield makes these tables from a variety of old trunks (you can provide your own) which she mounts on welded steel bases that she creates. Makes a fantastic console that can double as a storage piece.

Made-to-order. $385 @ the PHweld shop