Industrial Style Coffee Table

What do you do when you fall in love with the rustic look of a store-bought coffee table, but you’re decidedly¬†not loving the price tag? If you’re Traci from Beneath My Heart, you improvise and make your own industrial style coffee table.

Industrial Style Coffee Table beneath my heart

Traci enlisted the help of her husband Cy for this hack, and they transformed a plain metal thrift shop coffee table to fit Traci’s vision. The couple resourcefully used wood from an old pallet they had on hand helped keep costs down. They also came up with a clever plan to keep the pallet wood in place on the table top. To see the step-by-step tutorial and get another look at Traci’s wonderfully weathered¬†industrial style coffee table, visit Beneath My Heart.

This DIY project will be stored in our Building Projects and Furniture galleries.

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