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Creative Coffee Tables
Give your living or family room a fresh look for the new year with the addition of a distinctive coffee table made from new or reclaimed goods. A homemade coffee table can start with many different recycled articles. Some of these might be ready to use as is, some may serve as a stable base for a glass or wood top, and still others may be perfect fodder for a DIY project. Read on to discover some options sure to give any space a style update.
A solid-wood door can be made into a one-of-a-kind accent. Depending on the size of the door and the size of the area where the table will be placed, the entire door might serve as a tabletop fitted with legs or another type of base. Based on the look and condition of the original finish, the door could be stained, painted or left as is. A cut-to-size glass top might be in order to preserve a chippy finish or provide a flat surface if the door features panels. Alternately, a solid door could be cut into sections and assembled into a new piece. For instructions on how one blogger did this, check out the tutorial Joan from Scavenger Chic shared in a guest post on My Repurposed Life.
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Inexpensive wooden crates, readily available at crafts stores, are popular for many DIY projects, but they make a particularly solid starting point for a homemade coffee table. Position some of the boxes so they face outward to provide extra storage shelves. You can find instructions for a pallet and crate coffee table on 101Pallets.com.
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A reclaimed window can be transformed into an attractive coffee table, with the added function of a display case, thanks to the glass panes. Find or make a base that fits the size of your window and attach hinges and a handle so that you can open it up and change the contents within to suit the seasons. Check out the tutorial from blogger Marty Walden of Martyís Musings to see how she and her husband created a table from an old window.
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