Coffee Table From Crates

5 Hours

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.
The finished table
Coffee Table from Crates

Top Hometalk Projects

31 Storage Hacks That Will Instantly Declutter Your Kitchen
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
25 Fun Things You'll Want to DIY Before the Spring Arrives
Step-by-Step Painting Techniques You'll Want to Try!
3 Simple Green Ways To Clean In Your Home
Super Cool Painting Techniques You've Probably Never Seen!
Cuddling Up At Home With A Bottle Of Wine? Then Try These Projects!
Live Life In Color With These Amazing Ideas For Your Home
10 Popular Cabinet Makeovers That Will Transform Your Kitchen
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
15 Home Improvement DIY Ideas You'll Want To Copy This Month
15 Fun Things You Can Make Using Your Cricut
Get The Party Started With These Perfect DIY Decor Ideas
Spruce Up Your Plain Lamp With One Of These Great Ideas
14 DIY Must-Haves For All Camping Trips
Lana Jane Fox

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions

Join the conversation

2 of 43 comments
  • Judy
    on Jun 21, 2017

    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.

  • Farhan Sheikh
    on Sep 28, 2017

    This looks so amazing! I am so going to try this one!!!
Your comment...