Turning a coffee table into a desk

21 Apr

Ross had an old coffee table from his previous shared house, but it was too big a coffee table for the size of our apartment. And also we had no use for the coffee table as we have a kitchen bench with stools when we have guests over.


The coffee table is made of good wood so I didn’t want to throw it away (yeah I am a hoarder) so we decided to transform it into a desk! Yeah I agree it was my crazy idea but Ross was on board to help me.

We got told by maybe 5 different guys at bunnings that we shouldn’t do that but I was convinced it would work. So we bought some wood for the extra legs, some screws with no heads so we can screw them in both sides of the legs and some glue to make sure it sealed properly.

Here is the coffee table with longer legs:


Here is the final result, before painting it, it looks like a real desk right!!


Finally here is the table once I painted it in yellow:



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