how to build drum coffee table

How to Build a Drum Coffee Table

A drum coffee table is an economical and lovely addition to any home or office. Not only is it functional, but it also adds a unique and modern style to your space. Follow this easy guide to build your own drum coffee table.

Materials Needed

  • Used snare drum or other drum of your choice
  • Table legs
  • Wood screws + washers
  • Wood glue
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill with screwdriver bit

Step 1- Preparing the Drum

Start by measuring the diameter of the bottom of the drum. Mark the exact location of the screw holes on the bottom of the drum. Place the legs in the positions where the screw hole marks are, and mark the positions of the leg screws in your drum.

Step 2 – Attaching the Legs

Using the drill with screwdriver bit, attach the wooden screws with washers onto the bottom of the dome. Make sure that the screws are tight and secure.

Step 3 – Glueing the Legs

Apply a small amount of wood glue onto the screw threads and allow it to dry.

Step 4 – Finishing Touches

Once the glue is dry, attach the legs to the bottom of the drum and allow it to dry. You’re now ready to enjoy your new drum coffee table!


Creating a drum coffee table can be an inexpensive and fun way to add a modern and stylish touch to your living space. Follow this guide to transform a used drum into a stylish and functional piece of furniture. And, most importantly, enjoy your new coffee table!

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