With over a year of wanting to redecorate my living room, I am finally getting around to it! We all know it can get pretty expensive when redecorating any room in your house, especially new furniture. I knew that I wanted a new coffee table, but was not going to spend an arm and a leg on a new one. So I made one using wood crates! I found my crates at Michaels. I was able to use a 50% off coupon on each of them, making them about $7.50 each.
I am very happy with how my Crate Coffee Table turned out, and am excited to share it with all of you!
- 4 wood crates
- 1 piece heavy duty plywood
- 1 can of wood stain
- foam or paint brush for stain
- 4 caster wheels with locks
- 24 5/8″ wood screws
- electric wood sander (if sanding edges)
- 4 small L brackets
I sanded the sides and the edges to round the corners. With a 15 month old running around, I didn’t want sharp edges. Skip this step if you don’t care.
Stain or paint the top of your plywood and wood crates. You can use a foam brush, paint brush, or for more control use a towel or rag. Allow the crates to dry and keep in mind you will want to put on at least two coats.
Once the stain/paint is completely dry then screw your caster wheels to the bottom of your plywood.
Now the fun part begins! Your coffee table starts really coming together. Put your crates together how you want and drill them together. Drill 4 screws at the bottom of each crate to the plywood.
After fastening the crates to your base, you will want to use a few screws to connect the crates together. This will give better stability.
Once all four crates are screwed securely together, you will want to measure the space in-between them so that you can cut a piece of plywood to fit.
Once you have measure cut your plywood and stain it.
While your piece of plywood is drying you can screw in your L brackets.
Put your piece of plywood in and enjoy your hard work!
We were very happy with how it turned out, and are finding out how versatile the table is. It is easily moved due to the locking wheels, also it serves as a great little storage space. You can also change out the center piece, whether it be flowers, potpourri, or Holiday decorations.
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