how to make an ocean coffee table

How To Make An Ocean Coffee Table

Making your own unique ocean coffee table can be a lot of fun and allow for a lot of creativity. If you want to make a coffee table that stands out from other people’s generic tables, making one with an ocean-theme can be perfect. Here are a few tips to help you make a stunning ocean coffee table.

Gathering Your Materials

  • Wood: This will serve as the surface and the bottom for your table. It helps to choose a hardwood for best results, and pine or redwood are good options.
  • Glass: You’ll need tempered glass for the top of the table so it’s durable. Additionally, you may want cut-glass pieces to use in the center.
  • Gems: Depending on what kind of fish and other sea creatures you want on your table, there are plenty of artificial jewels and gems available in craft stores that can serve as scales and eyes.
  • Glue: You’ll definitely need a reliable glue with a strong hold to attach the pieces.
  • Epoxy Resin: This will help to seal the ocean materials onto the top of the table.
  • Varnish: This will seal the entire surface of the table and give the final product a finished and polished look.

Constructing the Table

  1. Cut the pine or hardwood board to the size of the coffee table you want, and construct a frame for the top and bottom. Glue and/or use nails to connect the frame pieces together.
  2. Layout the glass pieces on the board. Use the glue to glue the glass pieces in the center of the table.
  3. Glue the gems and other pieces (like shells and starfish) around the glass and onto the board. Allow the pieces to dry for a few hours.
  4. Mix epoxy resin, as per the directions on the package, and brush it over the top of the table, covering the glass and the other pieces.
  5. Allow the epoxy to dry, and then use varnish to finish and protect the table.


When the table is complete, you can proudly display it in your home and show off your DIY skills. With a bit of creativity, you can come up with your own unique designs and become a coffee table artist. Enjoy your one-of-a-kind ocean coffee table!

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