Asked on Oct 12, 2019

How do I convert a trunk into a coffee table?

HomeroadJessica VanderVeenEmily


I have 3 nice trunks that my brother made for me. I would love to finda what to use 1 or all 3 in my living room.

4 answers
  • Trangler2
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Depending on size: coffee table (put glass piece atop) -- or side table (if top is uneven, cover with wood to make a tabletop) -- or even a tv stand.

  • Emily
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Sounds more like your brother made you a chest, rather than a "trunk" which has specific hardware on it. Either way it would depend on space or need in your living room. We have a large chest in our living room (antique) and a smaller one in our sitting room. L.R. chest is used for a side table/storage. The smaller one we use as a coffee table/display. We just put casters on this to make it more movable. Chests are great for storage and as a table top.

  • Jessica VanderVeen
    on Oct 13, 2019

    It would be great for pillow or blanket storage in your living room

  • Homeroad
    on Oct 13, 2019

    I've made several, here is one from my DIY blog

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