Old railroad cart makes a great coffee table. Cart is presently in rough condition. Once you have decided on a light or dark finish, the hardware will be removed and sandblasted. If you twist our arms we'll paint the hardware black but we strongly recommend simple clear coating. Unlike scratched up old black painted metal, which we love, scratched up new black painted metal looks unsightly. The wood will be sanded, stained and clear coated, then the hardware reinstalled. The process takes approximately 2 weeks.