Basket Coffee Table Hack

3 Materials
$59
15 Minutes
Easy

One of the hardest things to find in the stores is a natural wicker/ rattan coffee table at an affordable price!

So I got to thinking and started looking around the house for some inspiration.

I looked at all my rattan baskets- I really had too many and I decided to play around with the largest one I had.

It was the “Snidad” rattan basket from Ikea and it was a decent size for a coffee table !

basket coffee table hack

I decided to turn it upside - and I loved the look of it - but the handles were in the way!

So with a pair of scissors and pliers I removed the handles!

basket coffee table hack


basket coffee table hack

The basket looked great without the handles but it needed a top!

basket coffee table hack

Sitting in my storage room was a little Oak Look Side Table $19 from Kmart which I hadn’t used yet and the round top looked perfect for the basket.

It’s colour matched the basket and the size was right!

basket coffee table hack
basket coffee table hack

So I popped it on top and - Wow - an instant coffee table!

I could have gone to the local hardware store and bought some wood to cut a circle but I decided to use what I already had!

basket coffee table hack
basket coffee table hack

My main reason for wanting a rattan coffee table was to match it up with some timber/ rattan chairs I had!

Now I have the perfect table!

You too could easily make a table like this!

basket coffee table hack
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