I'm re-sharing this post with more building details for
others who want to re purpose their own ammo boxes.
I got my ammo box after George couldn't resist bidding on it at an auction.
Thank you honey ... now what am I going to do with this?
After a year passed and I thought about it long and hard,
I ended up combining it with a saw horse into a 2 sided sofa table.
George also picked up the sawhorse along his travels,
again Thank you honey ... but what am I gonna do with this thing?
The ammo box was turned upside down and the top of the sawhorse was secured
with screws and some wood bracing inside the underside.
I took the door / lid right off and used it as the bottom shelf between the legs.
I reused the door hinges to secure the shelf to the legs.
Of course there were only 2 hinges so they got installed at the back so you could see them,
and the front was screwed directly to the legs.
I left the original latch and rope handles to add to the rustic and original charm.
I used a light white wash so all the stamped labelling could still be seen throughout the piece.
It is not shocking from a distance but can be read up close.
This re-purposed ammo box table found a lovely new home as an entry table.