It seems incredible, but after doing dozens of projects the other day a friend asked me for advice on make a coffee table for his new home, since he wants something original and cheap, instead of resorting to traditional furniture, and I could not think of any idea beyond using a wooden pallet.
But since there is no evil that for good does not come, my lack of ideas to make a coffee table It has led me to investigate and collect ideas, both for my friend, as for me, and, naturally, for all of you, with this article in which we are going to see 17 ideas to make a very original coffee table.
Looking for a coffee table? As my friend would say, don’t buy it, make it.
With industrial cable spools
Photography Autumn + Ash
We can paint it in a color or leave it in natural wood. You have to pay attention to the height of the reel, as a coffee table has to be adapted to our measurements to be comfortable and functional.
Instead of one reel we can also use two smaller ones. Wheels are another option that we can add to the original coffee table, making it more practical.
Let’s see another idea.
Making a coffee table out of a tree trunk
Trunk Crafts Decoration
If you find a fallen tree trunk (not such by post, please), you can use it to cut it into pieces and make a coffee table.
Depending on the thickness and your demands, you will need more or less pieces. If you can’t find any, you can also buy it, like this one from Artesanía Décor de teak.
With glass and wheels
Design and photography House Of Philia
The wheels can be bought in any hardware store and the glass, in the glazier, obviously. In addition, he will be the one who makes the necessary holes for us, with the appropriate drill bit to later install the wheels.
Make a coffee table with suitcases
Seen on Pinterest
This is one of my favorites. I love old suitcases; they have an irresistible charm. In this case, it will also depend on the size of the suitcase and our needs to use one, two or more suitcases to create the coffee table, or even add some legs.
Rescuing a trunk
Photography Sarah Joy Blog
If it is old, from my point of view better.
Trunks are perfect as coffee tables, since they generally have an ideal height and, in addition, we can store a multitude of objects inside, in addition to adding a decorative touch to the living room with a lot of personality, depending on the trunk.
Let’s keep going.
With a wooden pallet and wheels
Seen on Pinterest
This material could not be missing to make a coffee table. If we search the web a bit, we will find a thousand ideas to make different tables with pallets.
With an old door
Old doors, with a worn look, also have a particular charm that attracts a lot. And these are easy to find. In any construction container that you see in your neighborhood, surely there is a door to add four legs and use it as a coffee table.
We continue with the doors
If you don’t want legs and prefer to use the entire door, here is another idea.
With a tree slice and metal legs
Serenity Stumps Table
Tree slices are in vogue lately in decoration. We see them everywhere. Now, also, as coffee tables. We need the slice itself and some legs that we will later install on the wood.
With wooden slats and metal legs
Coffee table by A Beautiful Mess
A simple but very original idea, with a beautiful finish. We glue or screw the planks to form a solid and smooth top to which we will then add 4 legs, to have a wooden coffee table.
You can also see these coffee tables made from recycled wood.
With copper and marble pipes
Photo A Bubble Life
This other idea is simple and inexpensive and if we like the industrial style, we can find old pipes, thicker than the ones we see in the image and create a very original industrial coffee table. For the envelope, we can use any smooth wood that meets our requirements.
With tree trunks
Seen on Pinterest
If you cannot find a log thick enough to make the table, you can always use thinner logs and stack them as we see above these lines to create a firm structure in which to put a glass or wood envelope, and create an original and rustic coffee table.
With pure marble
Photography The Stripped House
If marble fascinates us, and now it is very possible that it is like that since marble is a trend, instead of buying an expensive table in a furniture store, we can make it ourselves by buying the marble slab, and adding four legs.
It depends on the type of marble and the size we need, but approximately, the square meter of marble is around € 25.
Thus, having a unique and personalized marble table can be cheaper than it seems at first. We can see how to make this table here.
Or imitation marble
Although we do not have to resort to the original marble either. We can also buy a roll of vinyl imitation marble and cover the tabletop, like we used to cover school books and… voilà; we already have a marble coffee table.
Lining a tire with rustic or jute rope
Photography While They Snooze
Although it may not seem like it, what we see in the image above of this paragraph is a tire that has been covered with rustic rope and some funny legs have been added to make it a coffee table.
With a metal tub and wooden envelope
Photography Liz Marie
As we see in the image above, with a metal tub and one of the parts of an industrial cable reel, we can also create an original coffee table. For my taste there is plenty of wood; With a slightly larger tub, I would make a coffee table without wood, just the tub.
Well, now, what kind of table are you going to make? Wood, metal, doors, trees … And if later you need ideas to decorate it, here you can see 40 ideas to decorate a coffee table.