Wednesday, July 9, 2014

DIY Industrial Coffee Table

Industrial Coffee Table DIY
Supplies Needed
Pre-Stain (Home Depot)
Walnut Stain (Home Depot)
Solid Aspen Panel / 3/4" x 24" x 48" "(Home Depot)
Smaller board - around 1x6 ? can't remember exact measurement (Home Depot)
^ cut squares from the smaller board into 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" squares - (they can cut board for you)
16" Raw Steel Hairpin Legs from (DIY Furniture Store)
Screws that fit with your legs (Home Depot)

I talked Ty into helping me make our own version of an industrial style coffee table.
I fell in love with tables like this one & this one
BUT.. I didn't want to fork over more money than I had to..
SO, I got brainstorming to figure out how I could afford a coffee table like I wanted.
I went shopping to Home Depot just to check out their options and found this Solid Aspen Panel
it already looked like it had boards of wood melded together 
which was the exact look and size I wanted!
I went home that day trying to convince Ty that getting rid of our 
other coffee table was totally worth it..  and a couple of weeks later, 
we made this baby!

After I found the Wood Panel I needed, 
I pre-stained it and then followed that with two coats of walnut stain 
I bought Special Walnut 224 and I just coated it until I got the color I wanted.
We got our hairpin legs in the mail and my husband decided 
we needed an extra board to go in between the legs and the table 
so the screws wouldn't come through the table top.

So he went to Home Depot and grabbed a 1x6 'ish board
--neither of us can remember the exact measurement sorry
He cut those into 4 - 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" squares and then screwed
the table top, wood squares, & legs together.

I seriously could not be happier with how well it all turned out!
We have been using our coffee table for about 3/4 months now 
and it has endured a lot! a 3 year old who constantly sits on it, 
random food and drink spills, and it still looks in dang good condition! 
I still contemplate about giving it another coat of stain..
but for now it's sitting pretty just like this in our living room!

The table cost no more than $175'ish to make!
The table legs were the most expensive part ($123)
BUT also the most crucial!
After all, the legs make it a statement piece!  

If you aren't up for the coffee table diy challenge, 
DIY Furniture has just created a new website where you can design your own Tables!

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  1. I can't believe that's a DIY! It looks amazing!

  2. LOVE this idea! The final product is so chic! Looks like a Ballard coffee table that is very expensive! Pinned this idea! :)

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Seriously, I have been pinning tables like this for months and just found one I love in the Crate and Barrel magazine that I asked Chris about yesterday! This one looks just as good at a fraction of the cost!

  4. Adding additional wood surface before attaching the legs seem to make it even more durable. Thanks for the post.

  5. Adding additional wood surface before attaching the legs seem to make it even more durable. Thanks for the post.

  6. This looks amazing! Any idea what size the legs are? They don't seem to be available in that shop anymore, but I want to find something similar!


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