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Coffee Table From Crates

Furniture 6 days ago
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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
Time: 5 Hours Cost: $90 Difficulty: Moderate

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

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  • Karen Howard
    Karen Howard Woonsocket, RI

    I absolutely love this idea, because of the repurposing & extra storage. Fabulous!

  • Judy Gordon
    Judy Gordon Claremore, OK

    Where do I find wooden crates? I have located some, but they are only about 13-15 inches long.

    • Attari.v

      @Judy Gordon You can buy from Target. :)

  • Rafia Afreen

    I will definitely try for my home..thanks a bunch

  • Ann Polk
    Ann Polk Beaumont, TX

    Our living room and really entire house is decorated with items about Texas and Genealogy.......so this style coffee table would be just right.

  • Fanny Angelica Moraga Tapia

    marabillosozas ideas

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