Re-do table

I would like to add 8inches in height to this table would any one send me some feedback or ideas . I would like to use table as a coffee bar station
re do table, painted furniture
re do table, painted furniture
  14 answers
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 11, 2014
    Why mess up the table...why not make a platform for it to sit on? Build a platform with an edge around the top to hold the table into place and then set a couple of baskets underneath to hold coffee supplies...extra cups, canisters with coffee, sugar, sweeteners, tea bags, etc. Make a regular coffee station out of it! Paint it the color of your walls and it won't be obtrusive.

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Jun 11, 2014
    Or make a tray-type top: build a frame out of 1x2s--hopefully that will be sturdy enough, if not go to 2 bys, either way you'll need cross pieces for support--lay 1x4s over the frame and add some kind of feet to it, round balls, whatever you can find that appeals. Be sure and use some kind of cushion between the feet and the tabletop. That way you save the integrity of the original table; it is a lovely piece.

  • Marlene Wilson Marlene Wilson on Jun 11, 2014
    Please don't ruin a lovely table.

  • Melissa Melissa on Jun 11, 2014
    I definitely like the idea of a platform! Then later on you can use the table your coffee bar idea!

  • Lisa Shackelford Lisa Shackelford on Jun 11, 2014
    I agree with Jeanette. It was my first thought as well. Two shelves would be very useful and you could easily gain the desired height.

  • Kathy White Kathy White on Jun 11, 2014
    Personally, I would make one or two raised decorative Butler's trays with handles that fit on the top. That way, I could take one or both to another room when needed, like for a party or Sunday brunch. You could make one long one, but carrying it maybe an issue.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jun 12, 2014
    Think there is too much messing around to make this into what you want. Why not look for something more suited to the purpose which you could also put castors on for moving about.

  • MaeGatineau MaeGatineau on Jun 14, 2014
    i would like it if it had longer legs ,the legs on it i just am not fond this style myself

  • Evelyn McMullen Evelyn McMullen on Jun 14, 2014
    Lovely as it is, wouldn't mess with it at all.

  • Jean Adams Jean Adams on Jun 14, 2014

  • Nidia Nidia on Jun 14, 2014
    Thank you all for the great ideas and feedback; but I will just be looking for something else but will be painting this beautiful table. And try to sell it... Or maybe end up keeping it and use it for something else

  • Colleen Colleen on Jun 14, 2014
    If you were to paint it, polish the knobs, paint it black, but the top could be a white marble foax finish.To add some height build a box for the top but place holes in the back of the box for electrical outlets (for the coffee maker etc). This table does look short, is that why you wanted to add some height?

  • Nidia Nidia on Jun 23, 2014
    Colleen yes this table is short; it's 26 inches In height I believe

  • If the legs can be removed, you can just add new in the height you want. We've used stair newels to make our own custom legs, cheap and easy.