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Saw this on the internet, but had to figure out how to do it myself.  So my plan is to show you all how to do build this awesome movable coffee table you can build for under 100 dollars, but looks like you paid big for it.  Only really takes an afternoon, tools, stain, and some screws!

Step 1: This Crate Though

Look at this bad boy!  Individually, completely useless!  Okay, maybe not completely, but still, four of these make for one sweet table.  I got mine at a Michael's craft store, I've seen them at some Walmarts as well.  Check around for the best price that suits you. 
The crates I purchased were about 12$.
<p>Such a fun project. I added an extra crate on each side to lengthen.</p>
<p>How big are the crates?</p>
What do you put in the middle of the coffee table to be able to place centerpieces?
This is such an easy project &amp; it looks great. Thank you for the easy instructions.
<p>Maybe I'm just old and too much of a nomad but I would use 1/4 X 20 carriage bolts, fender washers and chrome wing-nuts so the crates could be separated and used to move records and such-these crates are exactly the right size for 225 albums, uh, oh, forgot...well, they will hold several hundred CD's or your dishes the next time you move. Now the person who manages to make those plastic milk crates look attractive will really clean up...meantime I'm turning two 27' pieces of 120 year old redwood flooring into an 18' Adirondack Guide boat! I'll post video later on...</p>
<p>Looks good ^^,</p>
Thanks! It was fun to build! :D
<p>Nice, I just saw those crates at Michael's the other day and I do need a coffee table...might just have to make this!</p>
I'd love to see it if you do!

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