Nothing makes a living room stand out more than a great coffee table! This coffee table made from wooden crates is easy to make and looks great in just about any room. It’s also got plenty of storage space, so it does double duty as both storage and DIY home decor.
Have you ever felt like you just had to repurpose something? These 4 wooden crates were just begging me to turn them into something amazing. I couldn’t let them down! Here’s what I started with.
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DIY Home Decor | Easy Coffee Table with Storage: Supply List
- 4 wooden crates
- 4 Caster Wheels
- Pallet Wood, Barn Wood, or 1″ x 4″ boards
- 2″ x 4″ x 8′
- Paint or stain
- Miter Saw
- Nail Gun
- Kreg Jig
- Paint Sprayer (optional)
Step 1) Line up your wooden crates as pictured above. Note: These are previously used crates, which is why they are all finished in a different color. There is no need to paint them until you have finished assembling the table.
Step 2) Using a Mitre saw, cut the 2″ x 4″ board to the following measurements:
- 2 @ 2 feet
- 2 @ 17 inches
Step 3) Set your Kreg Jig at 1.5″ board depth. (This is because a 2″ x 4″ board is actually only 1.5″ thick)
Step 4) Drill 2 pocket holes in each end of the 17″ boards.
Step 5) Using 2″ screws, connect the 4 pieces together to create a frame. Set aside.
Step 6) Using 1″ screws, attach the 4 wooden crates to each other at the corners.
Step 7) Attach the 4 connected crates to the 2″ x 4″ frame.
At this point, I put the assembled crates in my spray booth.
Step 8) Using a sprayer or a paint brush, paint the wooden crates. Let dry. In a kid’s playroom, these colors would look great, but for a living room, I thought a more neutral color was a better choice.
Step 9) Once your crates are fully dry, flip it over and attach the casters to the 2″ x 4″ frame.
Once you have attached all 4 wheels to the bottom, flip it back over to finish it off.
Step 10) I nailed pallet wood to the top of my coffee table. You could use barn wood, wood pickets or even a piece of glass.
All that is left is adding a few accessories to make this DIY Home Decor unique to your style.
I love the way it turned out. It’s the perfect DIY home decor accent piece. The storage space is perfect for books, remotes, video game controllers, and just about anything else you can imagine!
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