Introduction: Coffee Coin Table

In this day and age, saving change is a must & this table makes saving simple and supportive (because its a table).

Step 1: .

After sketching it out in my head, I made my cuts then sanded, stained, and polyurethaned  all the wood which was reclaimed or leftover.

While waiting on the wood to dry, I took an old broke brass drain cover and cut out one of the slots. After much filing, sanding, & polishing, it turned into a nice looking coin slot.

When the wood was dry, I cut a hole in the table top for the coin slot. 

Step 2: ..

Next I built the coin box and the bracket that holds it up, then I attached the legs and was done.  

The building of this table was an amazing journey & i'm a richer man because of it (because it saves money). 


mjd made it! (author)2015-03-23

My brother-in-law has a gambling table of a type that was fairly common in bars back in the late 1800s. They were often made by breweries and provided to bars in the same way modern breweries provide tap handles and bar signs. At any rate there is a slot in the center and a can underneath for collecting the bar's take - each hand of poker cost the table a certain amount and a coin would be dropped into the slot out of each ante. I love this table. Good work!

garry.gardner.18 made it! (author)2015-01-24


redfoxtrystman made it! (author)2013-08-19

I absolutely love this and as soon as I find a way to get a few pallets this is on my list. But I will add 2 more slots. One will be mommy and daddy's for that special night and the other will be for the boys. Help them save.

astral_mage made it! (author)astral_mage2013-09-23

most stores will have them. not to hard to ask. njust make u wash off any crap thats there 4 first tho.

Kitaquwi made it! (author)2013-09-06

Buen aporte y sabio consejo...sobre el ahorro

J.Reynolds09 made it! (author)2013-08-19

Please tell me what stain you used because that is an absolutely gorgeous finish.

iMac made it! (author)2013-08-18

You can use the money that you saved in it, to buy a new table after you cut that one open to get the money out! Very clever...

jasonfehrs made it! (author)2013-08-18

Great idea. Good instructable. Funny wit.

Makaela made it! (author)2013-08-18

This is awesome if you are looking for a nice way to hide your money

THATguythatuknow made it! (author)2013-08-18

That is a present that keeps giving, MONEY!!!

poofrabbit made it! (author)2013-08-17

What a neat idea!

tipperblue made it! (author)2013-08-17

Clever! I like it :)

knarrenheinz made it! (author)2013-08-17

nice one! :D i like it!

neo71665 made it! (author)2013-08-16

how to keep an idiot busy, insert coin and wait..........

sickdevotee63 made it! (author)2013-08-16

I'm saveing for a rainy day

foobear made it! (author)2013-06-04

nifty, love it. mysterious coin slots are cool

arkangel1975 made it! (author)2013-05-25

put a sign on it "insert coin and wait for effect"
see how many friends you have sitting there for how long waiting for the effect that never happens.
a sign that says "insert coin for good karma"

explosivemaker made it! (author)2013-05-24


I would have put a random button next to it, so when someone drops in a coin, they'd expect something to happen after pushing the button

randofo made it! (author)2013-05-24

That's a cool idea. I have a bowl on my table with loose change. It's not really working for me right now. I deposit my change, and Dr. Girlfriend withdraws it. This table might help curb that.

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