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8 ways to make a coffee table

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A coffee table can be more than just place to rest your cuppa – it can also showcase your personal sense of style and be a real feature of the room.


Get inspiration from these coffee-table projects shared by clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if we can help you with building or upcycling your own piece.


1. Upcycled coffee table with leather handles by @lifestylebymari 


Bunnings Workshop member Mari used black leather handles to add a classy touch to this upcycled coffee table.


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2. Crayon inlay coffee table by @MitchellM 


Mitchell used colourful crayons to create a unique finish for this stunning feature piece.




3. Recycled hardwood flooring coffee table by @She_Skills 


Workshop member Meg used hardwood flooring to make this beautifully crafted coffee table finished with hard wax oil.


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4. Recycled timber and steel coffee table by @Starkers_17 


Workshop member Sean recycled timber from 50-year-old bed posts and 20-year-old steel to make this impressive table.


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5. Coffee table with recycled hardwood top by @JoeAzza 


Joe combined a recycled hardwood tabletop with Tasmanian Oak frame and legs.  




6.  Dowel and spool coffee table by @Winnie10 


Bunnings Workshop member Winnie secured half-round dowels to an old cable spool to create this striking design.




7. Upcycled coffee table with stain and paint by @DanaR 


Bunnings Workshop member Dana did a terrific job of revitalising an old table that had been thrown out.




8. Coffee table made with project panel boards by @PatUdara 


Skilled Workshop member Pat custom-built a timber coffee table to suit his own living space.




How to build a coffee table 


Experienced contributor Rob @Peggers put together the step-by-step guide How to build a simple coffee table using pallet timber.




You can also check out these simple step-by-step instructions: How to make an art-deco style coffee table.




More inspiration for your home


For more clever ideas, check out our Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects.


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