Looking at the "before" photos of the hoods, it's hard to imagine another life for the metal scrap (besides being melted down into new metal). The frames are made from new steel tubing, but the top is all original. The industrial table is cleaned, buffed, and then clear-coated to preserve the oxidation and rust.
This table above was made from the hood of the car below. Joel also makes bed frames, desks, and armoires, but the tables are the most standout part of the collection.
Modern Steel Furniture via GreenUpgrader. Originally published 2009-03-10 - CB