A stylish wooden coffee table is one such piece of furniture that can transform the look and décor of a whole room. But, they don’t come cheap and you will probably have a hard time finding a nice coffee table below $150-$200 that you will actually like. However, if you are willing to dedicate some time and a little effort, you can get a trendy coffee table for your drawing room for free! Have you some old fruit or wine crates stored in your garage? Go get them and here you will learn how to turn them into a classy center table.
The arrangement of the crates leaves a square empty space in the center of the table and here you can get a few ideas about how to utilize it.
Stating with a basic DIY table made using solid wooden crates. The flowers at the center, along with the polished finishing, give it a professional touch.
Yet another similar coffee table made out of crates, you can experiment with the color and finishing for unique designs.
You can actually buy wine crates online at pretty cheap rates; just make sure they are all of the same size and proportion to avoid unnecessary problems with sizing your table later.
You can start using your wine crates as a table just after attaching them together to form a large square platform, with or without legs. But adding four neat wooden legs makes it look trendier.
Here is a table made with white finish wooden crates, showing how it is not always necessary to have a dark and heavy piece of wooden furniture for your drawing room.
This DIY tells you how to make a simple wood crate table with caster wheels. The potted plant in the center gives it a fresh touch.
It is a good idea to color the table to match your interiors and furniture; check out the gray table in the picture is complementing the dark sofa and off white carpet.
This one provides step-by-step instructions with pictures to make your job even easier.
Be creative with colors and make a two color pattern for your coffee table. You can go for any contrast color combination, like this one showing a table in black and white.
The color black is perfect for a homemade table meant for a richly furnished room.
The simplest crates make the most beautiful coffee tables, being suitable for beginners with no experience in woodworking.
Yet another white table design, the empty space in the center of the table really gives you a scope to be creative and think of something unique to fill the gap.
You can utilize the open side of the crates to make your own DVD library, keeping all your movies handy so you can browse through them during a coffee break.
This DIY guide gives instructions for a unique crate table with a wooden platform and solid sides instead of the open crate design.
You can even make a simple glass-top table just by adding a glass sheet on top of the crate table. Or you can just cover the gap in the center with a small square piece of glass so you don’t have to worry about dusting or cleaning. Filling the space with colorful pebbles or corks before covering it with glass is usually a good idea.
Published on March 4th 2015 by Daphne Bennette