Whoever Thinks Dismantling An Expensive Coffee Table Is A Bad Idea Has Never Seen Such An Amazing DIY!

Whoever Thinks Dismantling An Expensive Coffee Table Is A Bad Idea Has Never Seen Such An Amazing DIY!

 

Ready to upgrade that coffee table? Or maybe you just want to make one from scratch with the features built-in
once and for all. Actually, that would be easier to do and no careful dismantling will be needed. Whichever way you
choose to go, lofgren has provided a very good instructable you can follow to get this done. He and his wife agreed to take apart their beloved coffee table and remake it with the added feature of a lift top and some extra storage.

This is how the finished work looks like:

diy spectacular coffee table upgrade
diy spectacular coffee table upgrade (instructables)

 

Let’s see the processes involves in this make. Here’s our coffee¬†table before being dismantled:

coffee table at the center of it all
coffee table at the center of it all (instructables)

The cantilever system:

 - diy lift top coffee table upgrade
making the cantilevers (instructables)

Now Adding the storage at the top:

adding storage to the top - diy lift top coffee table upgrade
adding storage to the top – diy lift top coffee table upgrade (instructables)

 

Putting all back together after a great deal of sanding:

finishing works - diy lift top coffee table upgrade
finishing works – diy lift top coffee table upgrade (instructables)

 

Perfect now you can use your laptop in style and in comfort:

done - diy lift top coffee table upgrade
done – diy lift top coffee table upgrade (instructables)

 

Nice piece of furniture upgrade right there. If you’re not sure about the cantilever system you can try it out first with some scrap wood and only when you’re able to get it to work do you implement the real thing with the right materials.

Source: instructables

 

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