Last month, we decided that it was time to let our old industrial coffee table go. It was difficult to find a suitable replacement, but when you can’t find something you like with the right price tag, you just have to make it yourself! I was inspired by waterfall tables and set out to create a similar look with an old IKEA tabletop and some dowels.
Dowel Coffee Table
I sanded down the tabletop so the primer and paint can stick better, then cut each dowel into three 16″ pieces using a miter saw.
I made sure to dry fit them first before applying the Liquid Nails adhesive. Let it dry for a few hours before proceeding to the next step.
I started on the bottom and the dowel legs before flipping the table over. A brush worked well on the legs, while a small roller worked best for the tabletop. Paint color: Swiss Coffee by Behr.