Cheap Console Tables : Old Wood Table

Cheap Console Tables

cheap console tables
    console tables
  • A table supported by ornamented brackets, either movable or fixed against a wall
  • Tables made for fixing against a wall and having no legs at the back. They came into fashion early in the eighteenth century, and were made often in pairs.
  • (of prices or other charges) Low
  • brassy: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
  • Charging low prices
  • relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
  • (of an item for sale) Low in price; worth more than its cost
  • bum: of very poor quality; flimsy

Shake Your Booty
Shake Your Booty
Another trip out to the MIT Flea Market, another trip back laden with manifest treasures. Clockwise from top-left: A dozen medical watch dishes, packed in a sterile bag. Which was ironic, because it was dirt-cheap. Each is just slightly bigger than a CD, I noted, so instead of holding agar and e. coli, they'll be keeping some of my unjacketed CD-R and DVD-R's handy and organized. Neoprene Palm PDA case. A buck. A buck! I've got enough handheld gizmos in the office that I'm guaranteed to find something that these things will fit. (First answer: my LifeDrive PDA.) Assorted DVDs Who knows, maybe the dude really was thinning out his DVD collection...but at flea markets one shouldn't totally discount the possibility that he was thinning out his friends' and neighbors' instead. "Quills," "Monster," "Miller's Crossing," "Road To Perdition," and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." One of these was free, because I'd bought four. I haven't seen "Quills" or "Perdition" yet, so if either one of them suck, I'll just tell myself that I didn't waste any money on it. Foot switches. Heavy-duty industrial ones, two per board and two for the price of one. Brought to you by the incredible power of "Hell, for three dollars, I'll figure out what I'll actually use them for later." Zipties. Awesomely useful things. I always keep a handful in each of my bags. It's also here to demonstrate the consumer-friendly economy of a flea market; I desperately needed these things (I ran out of this size a while ago) but this other guy was too high (both pricewise and chemically). Ten minutes later, I bought 'em at 1/4 the price from someone else. It was sweet revenge. Plus, I went back and keyed the first guy's truck for good measure. Diagnostic console from some big-iron computer from the early Seventies. "I figure someone'll give me ten bucks for it, just for looks alone," the seller told me. "How right you are," I said, peeling off the bills and wondering if the 16 lights on the panel meant 16 channels and if I could suss this thing into acting as a USB traffic indicator or somesuch. Enormous LED display. Object of serious lust. First saw it at the first Flea of the year, back in April. "Make me an offer," the seller said. I offered him $20, which is pretty much my very top limit for Awesomely Cool Gear That I May Or May Not Be Able To Get Working. But the man was unmoved. "Naw, I'll need to get at least $100," he said, resisting the urge to laugh. And so, it went unsold. Through May, June, July and August the battle of wills endured, though each time hr rebuffed me with a lower and lower number and a laugh that was increasingly cautious. Well, you can see the ultimate result. Rule One of flea markets, kids: never pay a penny more than you want to spend. Even if you lose out, Life will Go On. Now all I have to do is, um, figure out how to make it work. I downloaded the data sheets and I'm moderately confident that I can turn it into a clock or a counter...either of which will be visible from low Earth orbit. And I bet you just bought your clock radio from Target, didn't you? Finally, Very nifty set of lab storage bins. I stared at these for a good five minutes. I was determiined not to buy them unless I knew exactly where I would put them and how I would use them. The latter came almost instantly ("keep cables and power adapters handy and organized") but the former required serious thought. The seller didn't want much for them but still...there was an important principle involved. Just when I was about to give up (I have plenty of places to put deep storage bins, but nowhere to put shallow ones) it finally came to me. "The low, shallow hutch on top of my Analog work table!" I blurted out, and slapped two fives and two ones into the seller's hand, cackling.
antique plank harvest table
antique plank harvest table
I feel like i hit the craigslist motherload. This antique harvest table (yes, I check for them daily) was CHEAP but too shallow to be a dining table and a tad too deep be to a console table BUT who cares? Console table it is! Imagine two bertoia chairs tucked in there (hiding the lamp cords). lamps from Home Goods

cheap console tables