Guy Turns Rusty Pickup Truck Bumper Into a Truly Unique Desk

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Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

If you work in an office the chances are that you have a desk and whilst it's one of the most universally used pieces of furniture there's little in the way of individuality other than colours and materials, unless of course you plan on creating your very own desk using the front bumper from a pickup truck - just as the guy behind this awesome desk decided to do.

Aside from a lot of creativity and some clever DIY skills it also helps if, like Jesse Barratt, the man who created the desk, you also happen to own your own hot rod restoration garage Blue Sky Performance. The inspiration for the desk came after a customer kindly donated a run down truck to the garage for free however after closer inspection Barratt soon realised that it was beyond repair.

Instead he set to work chopping up the frame of the car and removing the entire front end before sandblasting it down, filling any holes with body filler and then covering the front bumper with epoxy primer before giving the desk a unique paint job complete with hot-rod style flames.

After the paint job was complete all of the trim and lights were added again and then a custom pane of glass was added on top of the bumper to make it a fully functioning desk. As for the rest of the truck, Barratt and his team are still coming up with new ideas on how they can turn it into more furniture.

When a customer donated an old truck to Jesse Barratt's garage he had hopes of restoring it...

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

However he soon realised it was beyond repair and decided to get creative...

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

...and began turning the front end into a one-of-a-kind desk!

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

First the holes were filled and the bumper was primed.

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Afterwards it was sanded down to give a perfect finish.

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

It was then mounted to a metal frame to keep it stable.

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Then it was given custom pinstripe flames.

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Afterwards it was given a layer of clear coat and the bumper trim and lights were installed.

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

Then a custom pane of glass was added on top...

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

...and with that the desk was complete!

Jesse Barratt

Jesse Barratt

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