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Cut up a work table and it's makes a great coffee table. It'll last just about forever and I like the industrial look of it.

Step 1: Find a work table

Find a 24"x48" stainless steel work table. Restaurant supply stores often have them. You might also be able to find them at restaurant fixture sales.
 
Velvelkjell28 days ago
I know ikea have some Nice solutions....
That’s a great idea! You did a great job on your stainless steel work table there. That is very creative of you. I am actually looking for a new coffee table for my living room now. I think I might consider your idea. We have a stainless steel table that is just sitting in our garage for a year now. We don’t have any space for it at our home. I never thought of this. I am very happy that I came across your site. I will check on my stainless steel table later to see if I can still use it. Thank you for sharing this!
robj981685 years ago
Dud that is one fine looking table. Good work!!!
YOU ROCK! I have been looking everywhere for an industrial stainless steel coffee table. All I could find was "artistic" $2500 tables. I took your advice, ordered a table for $100 to my door, cut the legs and now I have EXACTLY what I had been seaching for!
When I first read the instructable I was wondering what the point was. So you made a coffee table by buying a full sized table and chopping the legs? What's special about that. Then i saw your comment and did some research and I now understand. Why is a full sized steel table $100 where as a steel coffee table which has presumably less material costs at least 3 times as much. Asinine.
something8 years ago
that's a nice table, but it looks hideous with the rest of the room
adrian (author) 8 years ago
Glad you like it, ellynsellsFL. sheet metal barbie, you're right. It's pretty simple and didn't take a lot of time to make. Personally, I think those are advantages, but to each his own. I'm not forcing anyone to make one.
ironsmiter9 years ago
Nice :-)
Now add some red or blue Coldcathode tubing under the main table for that sci-fi industrial look.

I'd say, chuck the legs into a fire(steel, not al legs, right?) and get them a nice hot-rolled black scale. then, re-assemble, to match the Pipedream Bed http://www.instructables.com/ex/i/9351EF3063C41028A786001143E7E506/?ALLSTEPS

or, get someone to sand/polish the bed posts, to match your stainless table legs...