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Coffee Table From Crates

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It is unbelievable how many furniture stores are literally ripping you off for a coffee table. Seriously, a coffee table? Something so simple and small (most of the time). Here is a stylish, rustic, functional and cheap DIY alternative!
What you'll need:
1. Obviously the first thing to start your project would be to find some wooden crates in good condition and similar sizes. The size of the crates will determine the size of your base and the size of the glass top (if you decide to have any)
2. Paint - I painted them in a natural colour, but you could paint them in a colour that suits your living room best. Use your imagination and don't be afraid to experiment with something bold. This is the current trend now. Paint and varnish.
3. Plywood base and four wheels - this will make it flexible for moving around.
4. Glass for a top. Depending on how stable your table is, you might need to cover it with a glass top - it will add more stability.
5. Adequate instruments and brushes.
Time: 5 Hours Cost: $90 Difficulty: Medium

To see more: http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111670/coffee-table-from-crates

Got a question about this project?

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ

    This is such a great idea! It looks beautiful!!

  • Jazmin Aguirre
    Jazmin Aguirre Miami, FL

    I love this project, it looks so simple

  • Fmiriam77

    Yes I wii try for my home thankyou.

  • Kathleen Calderon

    Absolutely, i love it.. Can't wait to make this and put it in my newly redone living room!!! Great job!!!

  • Judy
    Judy Strongsville, OH

    We are going to give it a try. Glass too expensive, so will be inventive. My husband is thinking of a wooden top. He is handy with a saw, so he can cut the openin.

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