No, we don’t mean turning your car’s seats into sofas and armchairs (although that also might work). But the artisans at Weld House Metalworks repurpose old trunk lids, hoods and roofs from autopmobiles from the 1950s through to the 1980s. The result is a wide variety of unique home and office furniture and accessories. For example, the company’s line of coffee tables use steel tubing for the frames and legs that makes them virtually indestructible. Weld House doesn’t respray the tabletops, but the constructors do apply a clear coat to protect their original patina. The coffee tables start at $850, plus shipping, but other items such as dining tables and bed frames sell for up to $4,000 or more. You can scope out the entire furniture line at www.weldhouse.com.

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Old cars for furniture

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