During the barn's open house, the coffee table received so much attention. Before I go on to show another room, I thought I'd share how my mother whipped up this table during the day prior to the party. She built her coffee table in such a short time because she had all of her supplies at hand. It might take a little longer if you have to hunt down a crate and have your glass custom cut, but the satisfaction of making something on your own will remain. As always, we love the juxtaposition of old and new. Industrial casters seem to lend themselves to crates very naturally. We've been very inspired by Baileys. They do wonders with crates.
-vintage wooden crate
-4 over-sized casters
-glass cut to your specifications
Our crate was sturdy, but the wood was too thin for inserting large casters.
To give it some heft, my mother attached two one inch slats across the width of the crate. Next, she drilled four holes for the casters, which slipped right in. She topped it off with a thick piece of vintage glass that had belonged to my friend's grandmother. That's it! You can also purchase a custom cut piece of glass from your local glass shop. Casters can be found at most home builder stores. We also love the selection at the Tractor Supply Company.
I'd love to hear what you've created with something old and something new.