I was looking for a bench for my daughter’s room when I came upon this coffee table at a local thrift store. When I saw it I liked its clean lines and decided that it could also be used as a bench.
Located near a sunny window, this bench has become a prized spot in our house.
It has even inspired imaginative play. How could it not?
How to convert this rickety old coffee table into a nice sturdy bench:
2. The legs were wobbly so the wing nuts were tightened but not before the washers were replaced by larger ones. The smaller ones were getting squeezed into the wood and therefore not doing their job anymore.
3. To create a lip, you’ll need to cut the long edge off of what will become the back side of the bench. This lip will help keep the pillows in place when the bench is complete but is not needed if your table/bench doesn’t allow for it. Measure and clamp a guide board onto your table. This will allow you to cut a nice straight line.
5. Turn the strip up on end (becomes the lip) and glue into place. Also add a few screws from the bottom. This allows the table (now bench) to go up against the wall and also adds a bit of a design element.
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