What can you do with an base like this? I found it at at our local dig/save with a damaged table top. I think it was originally used in an office, some type of work table. The base is made of aluminum which made think that it would be good as a plant stand.
Since I don't have carpentry skills (or tools), I found someone to make a cedar box to put on it. The stand cost $10 and the cedar box was $60. A word to the wise - get more than one estimate, even for a small job. The estimate that didn't get my job was for $100, a big difference.
I'm very happy with it, just need to get some feet for the bottom and watch the flowers grow.
I will be back next week, taking a little time off.