We held on to our last coffee table for many years in the hopes of sprucing it up some weekend. (It had great bones, but a horrible wax on it that smudged and made the whole piece look sad.) We eventually ended up selling it to another soul with a bit more DIY savvy than us. So we give props to all the DIY masters behind these coffee tables:Shown above the jump, from left to right:
1. A geometric marvel!
2. Made from an old barn door and old steel caster wheels from railroad carts.
3. Pallets galore.
4. Just an old wood plank and vintage spindle legs.
5. Almost anything could work as a table theoretically if it's compacted enough.
6. A Nakashimia-esque table at a fraction of the price.
7. Amazing what a high gloss coat of yellow will do to plain ol' pine.
8. Love the simplicity of this one.
9. More compaction, this time with vinyl records.
10. Another use for chalkboard paint.
(Images: 1. Homebug; 2. Design*Sponge; 3. Marie Claire Maison and Bodie & Fou; 4. Re-Nest; 5.BHG Do It Yourself; 6. AT:LA; 7.AT:NY; 8. vdov.net; 9. NotBeige; 10. Pound Designs. Originally published 2010-06-04)