how to make a trunk style coffee table

How To Make A Trunk Style Coffee Table

Making a trunk style coffee table is a great way to add a unique piece of furniture to your home. Not only will this type of table make a beautiful design statement, but it is also quite practical as it provides for additional storage space. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process for creating your very own trunk style coffee table.

Materials & Tools

Before getting started, you will need some specific materials and tools. Make sure you have the following items:

  • 1 Wooden trunk
  • 1 piece of tempered hardboard
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws
  • Rope trim
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill with a variety of drill bits
  • Staple gun
  • Screwdriver
  • Assorted paint or stain

Creating The Basic Structure

Once you have all the necessary materials, you are ready to begin. Start by drilling a hole in the top of the trunk for the hardboard sheet to fit into. Use your jigsaw to cut the sheet to the desired size. Now take the wood screws and use them to attach the hardboard to the trunk lid. Make sure it is secured firmly before continuing.

Adding Finishing Touches

Now that the basic structure of the coffee table is complete, you can start adding finishing touches. Such as rope trim around the lid and the sides of the coffee table. This will add an interesting and decorative detail. Then you can stain or paint the coffee table in a color of your choice.

Finishing Up

Finally, use the wood glue and staple gun to attach the rope trim to the coffee table. Make sure to work slowly and carefully to ensure a neat and tidy finish.

And that’s it! You’re all set to enjoy your trunk style coffee table. This type of table is perfect for adding a rustic and homemade touch to your home, and it can also provide for some extra storage space.


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