Coffee tables can be pretty heavy on the budget. If you want a less expensive alternative, you have come to the right page. We will give you an idea on how to build a coffee table so you will not need to buy one.
Preparing your Materials
For your DIY coffee table project, you will need a couple of things. First, you need to determine the materials to buy at a nearby thrift shop or even in online home depot stores. Decide whether you want a glass or wooden coffee table. From there, you could determine what to buy.
There is no limitation as to the table top as well as the legs. You can use recycled items such as an antique door that you no longer use for the tabletop and a pair of old speakers for the legs. For as long as your imagination can run, you will be able to find ways on how to make this the least expensive addition to your family room.
Aside from the materials that you will use to build your coffee table, you will also need some tools like screws and a drill or nails and a hammer. You need to attach each bit carefully and secure it with brackets to make sure that your coffee table is sturdy.
How to Build a Coffee Table
We will give you a step-by-step guide on how to build a coffee table from an antique door and a pair of old speakers.
Step 1: Using a carpenter’s saw, trim the edges of the antique door until it is of your desired coffee table size. Make sure that you take measurements along the way to ensure that it is in perfect shape.
Step 2: Bring on the old speakers for the legs and attach them to the antique door as the table top. It’s up to you to choose the tools to attach to them, whatever you find suitable.
Step 3: Give your coffee table a finish to make it sparkle. You can paint it to any color of your choice or you could also use varnish and other materials that are suitable for wood application.
In a few simple steps, you will be able to make a designer coffee table at a fraction of store price. Plus, you will also have a of fun going through the process. Homemakers should never be afraid to make DIY solutions to some problems that usually could cost a lot.