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Crate Coffee Table

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Ever look on the internet and see pictures of furniture and say, "i think i can build that". well i did that :) i saw this coffee table online and i really liked it http://www.upcyclethat.com/crate-coffee-table/2575/ if you dont want to go to the link to take a look at it the picture is posted to see what i am imitating. Built this coffee table over the weekend from scratch. Turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. It cost me roughly $50 build.

Tools: hammer, square, table saw, measuring tape, sander. 120 grit sand paper and 220 grit sand paper.

Materials: 1 1/4in finishing nails, 1" in wood screws, wood glue, 1-16inX21/32X8ft board, 4-2ftX2ft 1/4in plywood, wood stain
 
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Step 1: Cuts

Cut the 8ft board into 8 1ft sections. Cut the 2ftx2ft ply into 4inX2ft strips.

Step 3: Piecing The Crates Together

Lay the crates on the side and dry fit them together to make them fit evenly. When it looks good use the 1in wood screw to connect them together. Screw 3 crates together and measure the area in the middle to fill. Then cut a piece of ply to fit inside and wood glue it. Then screw the last crate in place.

Now sand it and stain it. I used a antique walnut with polyurethane already in it. I put two coats on it (well i let my wife stain it so technically she put two coats on it :P)

Step 4: Accessorize

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I filled the square with a vase with flowers and rocks. Also put some baskets underneath for storage. Hope you enjoyed this instructable :)
jhodges152 months ago
what are the thicknesses of the two boards???
SuzukiDHP (author)  jhodges152 months ago
The plywood was 1/4 and the board was 23/32
taz97974 months ago
326 Bulldogs right?

SuzukiDHP (author)  taz97973 months ago
Yeah that was my wifes Training Squadron. I Happened to be 323rd Vipers
dsantil715 months ago
That's awesome. I think it looks better than the one that inspired it!
SuzukiDHP (author)  dsantil715 months ago
Thank you!!! I really appreciate that :)
Beautiful work! It is cheap and very beautiful.
SuzukiDHP (author)  TrichogasterAzul5 months ago
Thank you! and its amazing how much you save when you make things yourself :)
Blue42Eagle6 months ago
Nice pink crocs! Lol
SuzukiDHP (author)  Blue42Eagle6 months ago
LoL my wife loves her pink crocs :P
kriemer SuzukiDHP6 months ago
I figure it you wear them, you own them (at least for the purposes of this instructable).

I have the same. For some inexplicable reason I paid Cdn$0.79 for them. They are, by the way, bubble gum coloured, not pink! LOL!
blanthegenius6 months ago
Nice work.
SuzukiDHP (author)  blanthegenius6 months ago
Thank you!
annieannie6 months ago
I Absolutely LOVEEEEE this idea!!! In fact I am going to do it for my play pen style of sofa, It's huge so it needs to have a nice large coffee table such as this and to have space to store items is only a bonus to it all. Thank you so very much!! Totally voted for ya!!
SuzukiDHP (author)  annieannie6 months ago
Thank you very much for the vote!!!! I'm so glad you like this coffee table. I hope your table make you as happy as mine does for me :)
MB-DK6 months ago
Really nice actually. Been looking to buy a new, square coffee table but now I think I am going to make this! Nicer than anything I have seen for sale :)
SuzukiDHP (author)  MB-DK6 months ago
I was in your same boat, it only took 2 hours to build so it's not very time consuming :) good luck!!!
thebeatonpath6 months ago
This is amazing! I'm impressed that you actually built the crates instead of purchasing flimsy ones. And I want your bubble gum Crocs. What a steal!
SuzukiDHP (author)  thebeatonpath6 months ago
Thank you so much!!! Those are my wifes Crocs lol you'll have to fight her for them :P
NICE!
SuzukiDHP (author)  liquidhandwash6 months ago
Thank you!!!
mcmonte6 months ago
Beauty and function, well done!
SuzukiDHP (author)  mcmonte6 months ago
Thank you so much!!!
odelagarza6 months ago
Wow good project, thanks for share, I´m waiting for weekend to start this,
regards
SuzukiDHP (author)  odelagarza6 months ago
You're welcome and thank you!!!
platdujour6 months ago
Brilliant! I saw that original image. My version is still at the wishful thinking stage..
SuzukiDHP (author)  platdujour6 months ago
It only took about 2 hours to build so make your wishful thinking a reality :) it'll be faster if you have crates already built or a nail gun lol
mandrews-root6 months ago
Very nice job.... I'd love to have one like that. :)
SuzukiDHP (author)  mandrews-root6 months ago
Thank you so much!
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