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Published on September 3rd, 2007 | by Jules Yap


shelf and brackets make a cool coffee table

if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll may have noticed that i shiny stuff. so i’m loving the look of this stainless steel coffee table. adriano tells me that it’s his first attempt at hacking ikea too. not bad at all.
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“i made a coffee table out of a mossby stainless steel shelf and, since i couldn’t find any table legs i liked that were the size i needed, i ended up getting bjarnum shelf brackets and screwing them to the bottom of the shelf to use as the legs.”

see more of adriano’s stainless steel coffee table on flickr.

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6 Responses to shelf and brackets make a cool coffee table

  1. peateasea says:

    ha good work, i stumbled upon this trying to find some coffee table legs myself, having already conidered using those shelf brackets as legs because i have a pair from an old shelf. i’m considering just using two, by drilling a hole in the bottom of them where you have your anti scratch white things, attach these ends to the table and then find something for a couple of crossbars to sit on the floor which i’ll attach using the holes on the shlef brackets.

    or maybe i’ll just get another two like you’ve done.

  2. Hi, we are thinking of converting Mossby into a high bar table too. Is yours sturdy after you convert it into a coffee table? :_

  3. Francine says:

    You are my hero! It’s funny b/c I bought a cool shelf from IKEA that I wanted to turn into a coffee table. I have been looking online for coffee table legs, but I couldn’t find any modern ones and ones that were affordable. Thank you for posting such a great idea! I’ll let you now how mine turns out! Thanks! :)

  4. Sarah says:

    What a great idea! I really need a coffee table, and I have several of these shelves sitting around. I bought a few too many and am too lazy to take them back. Hmmm..I just might try this…. :D Thanks!

  5. Adriano says:

    It does wobble a little, but not as much as I thought it would. I don’t eat dinner off of the coffee table but both the girl and I often rest our feet on it and it’s held up fine so far.

  6. wckrshm says:

    Pretty, but it doesn’t look terribly stable. Does it wobble at all when you push on it from the long side? I’m not sure I’d put my dinner on that one…much less my feet :) Still, it is awfully pretty :)

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