DC Comic Coffee Table




About: I am an artist that works in many mediums of art from costumes, armor, props, painting, drawing, sculpting, modifications and digital art. My work typically involves Steam Punk, gothic, surrealism, Renaissa...

Here is my coffee table that up until recently had many dings and water stains along the top of it.  I went ahead and repainted the whole table in black and took pages from a sacrificial comic in my collection and glued them along the top in two rows using 5 sheets each row.  I then coated the entire surface in 3 coats of varnish to seal it.  This is a fun and easy way to remodel furniture that has become less desirable to the eyes.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

2nd Annual Krylon Summer Contest

Participated in the
2nd Annual Krylon Summer Contest

Comic Contest

Participated in the
Comic Contest

Be the First to Share


    • Furniture Contest

      Furniture Contest
    • Reuse Contest

      Reuse Contest
    • Hot Glue Speed Challenge

      Hot Glue Speed Challenge

    5 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thats awesome! Can I ask you what kind of glue you used? Or the kind of varnish? I recently tried something similar but while laying on the varnish it killed the craft glue I was using. Now it has huge bubbles and looked like I glued my photos down in the dark.

    1 reply

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I had a similar problem when I first started and then switched to a stick glue for the pages follow by a spray on clear coat sealant for furniture. I sprayed lightly to not warp the pages which took about 3-4 passes before I felt that it was evenly covered. Another trick I've tried with another piece I did was to laminate the pages first and then glue them on and varnish or seal. I found that laminating the sheets eliminated the risk of getting warped or bubbled spots. Hope this helps.