The main issue is height — the trunk is only 12.5 inches tall, and while I did use it as a coffee table for a while (see photo), it was just too low, and felt strange with no space beneath it. I'd really like to use it as a bench, or maybe a window seat. I know the simple answer is to attach store-bought legs or a base to it, but I'd like to be more creative than that. Aside from the fact that I'm a grad student on a budget of zero, I'd like to keep in the spirit of the thing and create something DIY and upcycled. So I'm looking for ideas and inspiration: how to add height, how to reuse the trunk in my home in a new way. I tried standing it on bricks (ew), and tried balancing it on an old coffee table base (looked like a poor man's MacGuyver). Any other unique ideas to get me started would be fantastic! Sent by Emily Editor: Leave your suggestions for Emily in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).