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DIY Unique Coffee Table

Are you sitting down on your couch staring at your coffee table? You’re probably thinking you’ve had enough of it and would love a new one. Then the costs start playing in your head, so you push the thought aside. You don’t need to go out of your way and spend mega bucks to get a brand new table; you can make your own in under $100. "How?" you ask.

Let’s go through what you’ll need: 

  1. (4) Wooden Crates - about $12 each
  2. (4) Steel Swivel Casters - about $6 each 
  3. Sandpaper 
  4. Stain
  5. Varnish
  6. Screws
  7. Drill 
  8. Old Rag/Paintbrush
  9. Long Pieces of Scrap Wood
  10. Large Glass (Optional)

Let’s get to it then! 

Step 1

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Grab your sandpaper and lightly sand down all your crates and wood scraps. 

Step 2

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Use your paintbrush or an old rag to stain and varnish your crates. 

Step 3

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Set up your crates into your coffee table shape and lay the scrap wood along the bottom to hold them together. Mark your scrap wood, so you can pre-drill the holes (this is so the wood doesn't split). Drill your scraps to the crates and then drill the crates together at the top (keeping everything sturdy). 

Step 4

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Mark and pre-drill where you’ve decided to set your wheel. We recommend you leave about half an inch from the edge of the wood (to avoid splitting the wood). 

Step 5

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Carefully drill on your wheels. You might find that you need bigger screws to hold the wheels in place.  

Step 6

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Flip your table over and put your glass on top if you want. Alternatively, you could set some awesome bamboo sticks in a vase where the hole is. It’s up to you.

And there you have it. Extra storage and a new table!