how to make a coffee table from student desk

How to make a coffee table from a student desk

So, you have an old student desk lying around – why not turn it into a stylish and unique coffee table? With a few easy steps and a bit of time, you can use upcycled materials to create a furniture piece that will add a touch of class and comfort to any living room.

What you’ll need:

  • A student desk
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint
  • Cushion
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun


  • Sandpaper the top of the student desk until the surface is smooth and free from any blemishes.
  • Paint both the desktop and the frame with paint of your choice. This can be done with either a brush or a spray.
  • Stitch the cushion. Measure out the cushion top the same size as the desk top and sew the cushion cover. Use the staple gun to attach the cushion to the desk.
  • Fold and staple the fabric. Make sure the fabric is tight over the cushion and table frame. Staple the fabric to the bottom of the desk frame.

And you’re done! You’ve created a stylish and unique coffee table from an old student desk. Enjoy your new piece of furniture!

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