I have been dying for an industrial coffee table in our den. I found one that I loved recently, but it was $350 on clearance.
Ugh. Wasn’t gonna happen.
I also found some inspirational pictures on Pinterest.
I was trying to figure out how I could make my own industrial coffee table when I found this metal one at the Habitat ReStore in Lexington last week.
I was SO excited! I knew that I could use that metal frame to make the coffee table I wanted.
I took the glass off and detached the top and bottom parts.
Then we measured the width of the top of the frame.
We had some old, weathered pallet wood in our back yard that I wanted to use for the top of the coffee table.
After removing the pallet wood, we cut them to size for the top and bottom of the coffee table.
We laid the boards on the table to make sure we had enough.
Cy had to mark and cut the end pieces to fit around the legs.
Now here is the part that is gonna to be hard for me to explain. We had to really brainstorm to figure out how to keep the pallet wood on the top of the table.
We bought two “corner” pieces of metal for each long side of the coffee table frame.
Cy screwed the metal pieces to the side so that they created a “lip” underneath the sides for the boards to sit on.
For the bottom shelf, we just flipped it over so that the boards could sit on top. It held them perfectly. The only problem was that the bar that attaches to the legs didn’t work because it was upside down. So Cy used a metal saw blade to create a new “groove” to attach the bottom shelf to the legs.
Lastly, I spray painted the entire frame black. This helped to cover up the metal screws we had installed on the side.
I LOVE my table!!
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love adding rustic touches to a room.
Paired with my white slip covered couch and pretty pillows, it’s perfect!
I have about $80 in this coffee table, which is a whole lot better than $350!
Here’s another look at the before and after…