how to turn a coffee table into high highboy

How to Turn a Coffee Table Into a Highboy

Do you have an old coffee table that you would like to spruce up? Consider turning it into a highboy dresser for additional storage. In this article, we will detail the steps necessary to transform your coffee table into a highboy.

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Furniture-grade plywood
  • Wood screws
  • Feet (optional)
  • Paint and/or stain
  • Sandpaper


  1. Start by measuring your coffee table to determine the size of the board(s) of furniture-grade plywood that you will need to buy. The number of boards and their sizes will be based on the size of the top.
  2. Once you have your measurements, acquire the appropriate number, size, and thickness of furniture-grade plywood.
  3. Lay out the pieces of plywood and use wood screws to connect the boards of plywood in the desired shape.
  4. Once the boards are connected, use sandpaper to round the edges and create a smoother surface.
  5. Decide whether or not you would like to add feet to your highboy. If so, buy feet that look good with your new furniture and attach them to underneath the boards.
  6. Once the board has been assembled and is the desired shape and size, you can paint or stain it.
  7. Finally, place on top of the coffee table!

transforming your coffee table into a highboy is a great opportunity to make something unique and add more storage to your home. With just a few simple steps, you’ve elevated your old coffee table into something new and stylish.

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