how to make a coffee table that lifts up

Making a Coffee Table That Lifts Up

Creating a stylish and practical coffee table that also lifts up is easy with some basic tools and materials. Here are the steps to follow to make your own.


  • Sheet of medium-density fiberboard
  • Plywood
  • Glue
  • Screws and Washers
  • Table legs and hardware
  • Lift-up mechanism kit

Step 1: Build the Base

Cut the sheet of MDF to size and then attach the plywood to the MDF with glue and screws. This will form the base and top of the table.

Step 2: Attach Legs

Attach legs to the base using washers and screws. Attach the hardware for the lift-up mechanism and make sure it is secure and correctly lined up.

Step 3: Add The Lift-up Mechanism

Add the lift-up mechanism to the hardware. This will allow the table to lift up when needed. Make sure to test and adjust the mechanism as needed.

Step 4: Secure the Table Top

Secure the tabletop to the base and make sure it fits snugly.

Step 5: Finish and Test

Finish the table by staining or painting and making any necessary adjustments. Test the lift-up mechanism to make sure it works properly.

And that’s it—you’ve just made your own stylish and practical lift-up coffee table!

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