The 20th-Century factory jack was as robust as they come, made of heavy sheet metal riding on four thick casters and built to withstand the day-to-day grind of intensive use. This repurposed scissor lift variant from Restoration Hardware has steampunk appeal coupled with a modest sense of blue-collar purpose and a natural-iron finish.
A giant wheel shifts the top up and down via a durable set of out-of-the-way central mechanisms, allowing it to serve as a coffee table, side table, bar cart or object stand at various heights True to form, it can support up to 150 pounds of weight on its surface, so if you insist on sitting on it (or riding it upward) it might well work for that, too.
It’s a beautiful piece that will undoubtedly appeal to those seeking a masculine industrial vibe for their space. It’s kinda too bad Restoration Hardware made the finish so uniform and flawless, however. This scissor lift table instantly reveals itself as a reproduction instead of pulling off the appearance of an antique repurposed as a new type of functional object. A little patina goes a long way.
More info from Restoration Hardware
“We’ve reproduced and repurposed an early 20th-century American factory jack as a bold, industrial table with uncommon functionality. Crafted of heavy sheet metal, it’s set on casters and powered by a big wheel to lift or lower. For video of function and to see the table in action click here. Made from sheet metal with a polished stainless steel finish Turning the wheel locks the table at the desired height Reproduced from a vintage American factory lift Functions as a distinctive coffee table, side table, bar cart or object stand.”
Fitted with industrial, non-locking casters
Weight limit is 150 lbs.
Dimensions: 41″L x 20″W (including handle) x 25″-44″H; top measures 32″ x 20″