If I were Rich, Cool and Green I’d buy one of these.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 4, 2009
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Another great post from GreenUpgrader on old car hoods…that’ve been reincarnated into modern green coffee tables:

Dallas welder and furniture maker Joel Hester is breathing new life into our American car culture with his line of tables made from the sheetmetal hoods of junkyard cars. The colorful rusted hoods will make a big visual impact in any home, and with some of the materials being repurposed and upcycled, you can feel good about buying new furniture.

The frames are made from new steel tubing, and the adjustable feet compensate for uneven surfaces. This is industrial design at its best, using American ingenuity and our “throwaways” to build furniture that might properly be qualified as art.


The retro-look tables are cleaned and buffed, then clear-coated to preserve the amazing coloration of rust and oxidation that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Joel’s inventory also includes bed frames, executive desks, printer stands, benches, and TV cabinets. He posts photos from his material scouting expeditions, and if you see a hood that you like, he can make a custom table for you…


…for more, and photos, click here.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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