This Ping Pong Table is Made Out of Reclaimed Railroad Tracks

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 8, 2015
References: railyardstudios & toyland.gizmodo
This stylish ping pong table is made out of lumber and metal from reclaimed railroad tracks.

The steel supports for the table once supported the weight of the thundering locomotives of the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, and if you look closely, the metal still bears its brand. The reclaimed railroad was originally laid in 1904, and has now been re-purposed to create this fascinating table tennis set. The legs of the table are made from oak and hickory wood salvaged from a plant that builds railroad ties. A piece of reclaimed railroad metal serves as the netting in the center of the table, and has been adapted to regulation dimensions, as per the International Table Tennis Foundation's standards.

Reclaimed wood and materials with historical significance are extremely fashionable in furniture design, especially when crafted into unique pieces like this reclaimed railroad ping pong table.