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Salvaged pavement used as a tabletop
Jennifer Cheung

Before: Salvaged pavement, After: Outdoor tabletop

This outdoor dining table was given an industrial upgrade with a tabletop made of solid concrete, salvaged from a garden remodel. The table required two car jacks in order to be built, but recycling the concrete was an inexpensive makeover for Los Angeles designer Steve Siegrist (


Cost: Free--salvaged during a garden remodel


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