Shadow Box Coffee Table

Marty Tidwell
by Marty Tidwell
8 Hours
It all started with my Mom's shadow box; after having no place to hang it after remodeling the house this is what I came up with. Found a $5 yard sale table, had my son & daughter in law build a frame for the top, sanded it down and I stained it! It’s a new coffee table. I got a glass cut for the top to kitty-proof it.
My Mom's shadow box
The frame for the top. Sanded both down to the wood and stained them both
I screwed the frame to the table and used it like this until I got the glass
The finished product. My Mom's things are in all the cubbies and I added some seasonal stuff. It can be changed out for any occasion. I think she would be pleased.
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  • Lisa House Lisa House on Jan 14, 2016
    Fabulous idea, nicely done! Thx for sharing.
  • Linda West Linda West on Apr 17, 2019

    Gave me inspiration! I have a reproduction printers tray that I no no wall for. Thinking of using hairpin legs instead of heavy frame like yours but may change that if the tray is not sturdy enough.

    Thanks again.