Friday , 30 September 2016

People Would Pay Hundreds For This Coffee Table, But You Can Make One At Home

If you love vintage-inspired home decor, you probably know that rustic coffee tables like this one sell for upwards of $500 online.

Coffee-Table

But Instructables user cabueckers certainly didn’t spend that much on his.

Not even close, actually. By the time all was said and done, he shelled out less than $50. After picking up an old door that he found on Craigslist for $10, he decided to turn it into a gorgeous statement piece for his living room.

Check out his process below if you want to add one of these beauties to your home!

Here’s what the door looked like when he bought it. Nothing special, right? But not for long!

Coffee-Table

First, he measured the 3 sections of panels he’d need to construct the coffee table — 2 shorter ones for the legs and a longer piece for the tabletop.

Coffee-Table

After those were cut, he fastened the legs to the top with wood glue and heavy screws.

Coffee-Table

He recommends using depth guides to ensure that the screws get in far enough to hold everything in place without breaking through to the other side.

Coffee-Table

After that, all it needed was a nice coat of paint! The clever crafter used sandpaper to strategically scrape some of it away for a more rustic look.

Coffee-Table

Looking at the finished product is giving me a serious case of living room envy.

Coffee-Table

Home decor can cost a ton, but if you start looking at offbeat materials in more inventive ways, there’s no limit to what you can do on a budget! Will you give this project a try?