What do you do when you find a port hole from a WWII shipwreck while scuba diving? Turn it into a beautiful and unique table, of course!
At least that’s what happened recently when a customer came to R Mended Metals with a port hole he recovered from a WWII shipwreck (Ashkabad) off Morehead City, NC while scuba diving. He thought he should do something special with it, and we agreed! We worked with him to create this port hole pub table with a shadow box that houses the solid brass port hole. A piece of thick steel was hand cut at our shop and finished to look like a rusty chunk of the side of the ship from which it came. Thick glass covers the box, and is flush mounted in the acid washed steel table top. This port hole pub table top has a hand beveled edge, and a very unique appearance. We then made 2 adjustable height ‘captains chair’ style bar stools with cushion seats, arms and backs.
What a fine way to kick back and enjoy a piece of history recovered from the sea! For more of our furniture designs, check out this wood top pub table and bar stools.