how to repurpose a wooden coffee table

How to Repurpose a Wooden Coffee Table

When it comes to upcycling and repurposing, many people start to panic about the scale of the project, the cost and supplies needed. Whether it’s making a pallet shoe rack or treehouse; it usually requires a lot of time and money.

Fortunately, upcycling a wooden coffee table is much simpler, cheaper and takes no time at all. With just a few materials, a wooden coffee table can be transformed into something new and purposeful.

What You’ll Need:

  • Wooden coffee table
  • Screws or Nails
  • Power drill or hammer
  • Hinges
  • Trim molding
  • Paint
  • Screwdriver


  • Clean off any dirt or dust from the coffee table.
  • Measure and cut off any unnecessary splinters from the top of the coffee table (if any).
  • Paint the coffee table to whatever color you chose and let it dry for a good 1-2 hours.
  • Apply the trim molding along the edges of the top and sides using a power drill or hammer to secure nails.
  • Add hinges to the center of the coffee table and use a screwdriver to tighten the screws.
  • You now have the perfect trundle bed, storage chest, toy box or patio cooler.

Whether you plan on converting your wooden coffee table into a toy box or a patio cooler, you’ll be saving a lot of money and discovering useful ways to upcycle your furniture. With just a few simple steps and supplies, you can repurpose your wooden coffee table in no time.

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