Trend Spotting: {Industrial Chic} Coffee Table

Saturday, March 13, 2010

 Restoration Hardware's Furniture Factory Cart $1295
It's 2010 and "Industrial Chic" has arrived.  When once considered one-off vintage objects and reclaimed wood furniture start to turn up on the pages of home furnishing catalogs ready for purchase, a style has evolved and hit the main stage.  For me, this all seems to have started with this (above & below pictured) coffee table....  a former rail cart transport, reconfigured to accommodate our entertaining needs.  Retailers - like Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn - have caught onto this trend set into motion by designers with an refined eye.  This "reclaimed" style, that seems to have grown out of reworking vintage objects, has paved the way in forms of chandeliers, seating, tables, and accessories.  

Pottery Barn's Wheel Coffee Table $500
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I have a fun story about first noticing this rail cart style coffee table...  3 years ago I had a small space at the antiques store, Kudzu Antiques, in Decatur, GA - click here - where I was selling my Mid Century finds.  At that time, a wonderful dealer whose space was next to mine, Paige Jackson, was selling these rail cart coffee tables.  A year or so prior, she and her husband had come across an old warehouse south of the Atlanta airport full of the tables and snapped up the whole lot from the owner.  These tables became her best seller, selling for around $450 each, and when one would sell, she had her stock to replace it.  Kudos to Paige for having the foresight to spot what became a sought after object and design trend.

 Check out the Following CRAIGSLIST Postings to Find a Vintage Rail Cart Coffee Table in Your Neighborhood.  Click Here to Search Craigslist's Posting from Around the Country.

Bergen County, NJ - Authentic Lineberry Cart Coffee Table - $795

Date: 2010-03-01, 7:33PM EST
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This is a great piece that would change any room into a rustic decorators look. They sell these in Restoration Hardware for $1200. This is a early cart that was used in the factory's to move around heavy items. This has been completely restored and everything has a nice clean finish on it, but a old look to it. The wheels do move and the top is made of old refinshed rough sawn pine top. This table has a amazing patina to it and would be a great conversation piece. The top has many dings, dents, and other marks that give it a lot of character. The measurements of the piece are 51.5" long, 24" wide, and 14.5" tall.

Denver, CO - Antique factory cart/coffee table - $800

Date: 2010-03-01, 9:35AM MST
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For sale is an antique factory cart which was refurbished as a beautiful, industrial coffee table. It consists of cast iron, carbon steel, and red oak. The table itself is over 100 years old, 400+ lbs and measures approximately 7'x3'x3'. The table can be disassembled for easier transport. This piece of art looks absolutely amazing in a loft setting. Feel free to email with any questions.

Atlanta, GA - Antique cart coffee table - $480

Date: 2010-03-12, 11:51AM EST
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Industrial cart used as coffee table.
I love it, but it is a little too big for our new apartment.  6787707551

Philadelphia, PA - Antique factory cart coffee table - $590

Date: 2010-03-01, 12:08PM EST
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this thing's from the turn of the century, and i dont mean 1999. very chic. restoration hardwares sellin em for 1300 bucks a pop. 267-257-3551

Orlando, FL - industrial coffee table cart - $250

Date: 2010-02-14, 9:42PM EST
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industrial cart coffee table completely restored unrestored avilable for $250 we are at renningers market in mt dora fl we also have large truck load of antiques and reclaimed barn wood tables islands coffee tables farm tables please call janet 815-343-2217 or mike 815-343-9240 we also custom build to fit your needs we will be ther from 2/18-22/2010

Hickory, NC - Furniture Factory Cart - $295

Date: 2010-03-01, 9:25PM EST
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Vintage furniture factory carts from western North Carolina furniture/textile mills. Manufactured in North Wilkesboro, NC by Lineberry Mfg Co. dating back to the early 1900's. Measures 48" long x 27" wide x 16.5" high and weighing approximately 165 lbs. Perfect size for a small coffee table or an accent/display table. Restored carts sell for $295 + shipping. Free delivery within 100 mile radius of Hickory, NC. All carts have the very legible stencil, "LINEBERRY MFG. CO., N. WILKESBORO, N.C.", on both sides of the cart.

Orange County, CA - Restoration Hardware style Factory Cart Coffee Table - $590

Date: 2010-02-20, 8:18AM PST
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This beautiful table is made from solid timbers that reflect the woods natural age and beauty.  53" w x 30" w x 17.5" high.

Grand Rapids, MI - Industrial looking Neat Coffee Table - $349

Date: 2010-02-22, 2:17PM EST
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Just right to have in your loft. This is a antique factory cart probly out of the furniture factory's somewhere, has had a coat of finish put on it and the top been waxed. The top has tons of character. it is 55 inches long, 28 inches wide, and 15 1/2 inches tall. Has 2 blocks to level out the table as the wheels on the ends were raised up to make more monoverable when loaded.

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