Introduction: Making a Coffee Table Out of Drywall

About: 18 year old who makes all sorts of different projects, that have with a strong emphasis on experimenting and exploring new techniques and textures! I post weekly over on Youtube, but want to use Instructables …

In this post, I’m going to share with you how to make a coffee table out of drywall using only 3 basic household tools:a stanley knife, ruler and bottle of PVA glue.

The steps are based on a 1.2 x 2.4m sheet but it can also be made out of offcuts. We have also created a how-to video and downloadable instructions to help with the making process.


12.5mm Square Edge Drywall

Stanley/ Craft Knife
Metre Ruler
PVA Glue

Step 1: Break Down Drywall Sheet: Mark + Score

Step 2: Break Down Drywall Sheet: Snap + Cut

Step 3: Convert Pieces Into Components: Mark + Score

Step 4: Convert Pieces Into Components: Snap + Cut

Step 5: Cut Slots in Base Pieces

Ensure you score both sides of the drywall, before pressing harder and harder until the piece is removed. Also make sure you are alternating the side you are making the slot from so as to ensure the paper edge faces the floor in the final stool.

Step 6: Glue Base Together + Assemble

Step 7: Glue Base to Top

Ensure the top edge of the plaster is perfectly flat + smooth (you can do this by scraping the edge with a knife) before gluing the base to the top.

Step 8: Apply Finish (Optional)

Step 9: Finished!

The coffee table is now completely finished and ready to be put to good use! Enjoy!

If you are interested in seeing what else can be made out of drywall, we have a few other projects which can be seen on our page.