Crate Coffee Table
If you're looking for extra storage and an easy design, a crate coffee table may be a solution. You'll use either 4 or 6 wood crates resting on their longest sides, with the open tops facing outward. This gives you extra room for books, movies, or even a cubby for a smaller pet to rest in. If you leave the top uncovered, there will be a center space for you to fill with plants, rocks, decorative balls and more. You can give it a really personal look that you can change with the seasons, like filling it with Christmas ornaments or Easter eggs.
Salvaged Pallet Coffee Table
Instead of letting perfectly good materials head to the landfill, use them to create sustainable furniture for your home. For a really easy pallet coffee table, find 2 or 3 pallets in good condition, clean and sand them really well, follow up with a coat or two of paint, and stack them one on top of the other. You can even add feet to the bottom pallet. This design is perfect for a variety of decor styles, and it adds a really rustic touch to any space, making your room feel cozier.
Stump Coffee Table
For a more natural look, place a glass top over some interesting looking logs or cut tree limbs to create your own stump coffee table. If you don't want to use glass, consider using 3 thick stumps in varying heights. Once they are dried out and treated for any remaining bugs, you can paint them to match your room, or leave them natural to enjoy their beauty.
Door/Window Coffee Table
Sometimes you'll come across a beautiful old building that is in the works of being torn down. To save some money and that vintage craftsmanship, see if you can have a door or a window. Once cleaned up, these make charming coffee tables and add a unique story to your room. And assembling it could be as simple as adding table legs or as elaborate as creating a platform underneath to showcase or store items visible through the windowpanes.
Luggage/Trunk Coffee Table
Give some vintage luggage or an old trunk a little extra care to make it into a wonderful coffee table. Older hardtop suitcases and trunks have a charming look and add loads of character to a room. Add some feet to one of the sides to turn it into an instant table. The best part is you're adding more storage for things you'll use everyday, like throws, pet supplies and more.
DIY projects are a great way to save money while adding to the look of your home. You'll also get the satisfaction of knowing you've built something for your home using your own hands, and you can make it look exactly how you want. Now it's time to roll up your sleeves and start creating.
Here at The Lakeside Collection, we're always looking for new ways to make everyone's house feel like home. From cooking and cleaning supplies to furniture, decor and more, you're sure to find something in our selection of products to make your space a little more personal.