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:
. A geometric marvel!
. Made from an old barn door and old steel caster wheels from railroad carts.
. Pallets galore.
. Just an old wood plank and vintage spindle legs.
. Almost anything could work as a table theoretically if it's compacted enough.
. A Nakashimia-esque table at a fraction of the price.
. Amazing what a high gloss coat of yellow will do to plain ol' pine.
. Love the simplicity of this one.
. More compaction, this time with vinyl records.
. 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)