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Published on August 4th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Coffee Table





A really slim coffee table. Great if you have a small space and need something to just fit right in.

KayJay says, “It’s fairly small and not a functional for someone with a large space. My living room area is tiny. I mean… HELLA TINY… like, five steps wide tiny. So, I needed something to act as a coffee table that could hold a drink/remote/magazine, yet still offer me enough room to maneuver and not trip over it all the time or feel overwhelmed.

In my old apartment I had a 39 3/8″ Grundtal tempered bathroom shelf that I loved. In January I moved to this new apartment that was newly remodeled and showed nearly zero signs of wall studding. I didn’t want to disrupt the walls too much so I chose not to use the shelf. I *almost* sold the shelf at a garage sale when, a day later, I came across this posting for a makeshift coffee table. I was in great need of a coffee table of some sort so I headed straight to Ikea to find a Mossby shelf. Whatdya know? They were plum out of Mossby shelves.

Remembering I had the tempered glass from the bathroom shelf I bought a piece of their basic unstained wood shelving for, like, $3.50 and Bjarnum shelf brackets. I took the items home, covered the shelf in $1.99 paper from a craft store and set the tempered glass atop with glue dots. Took about twenty minutes to create the table.

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4 Responses to Coffee Table

  1. joana says:

    nice idea and good looking also if i dont like the colour.
    maybe, only maybe, i would have it in a more squared shape, looks like it is unbalanced and going to fall, cause it’s too narrow. (see pic3)
    and maybe, only maybe, you could have considered to screw a small consolle on the wall, like a peninsula. or a “tavolo pieghevole” since you dont feel like disrupt the walls

  2. Kerry says:

    this looks like it could be useful for creating a sofa table – just use taller legs.

  3. Robj98168 says:

    Cool table. I know my living room is not able to put a full size coffee table in either. Nice work!

  4. I didn’t want to disrupt the walls too much so I chose not to use the shelf. I *almost* sold the shelf at a garage sale when, a day later, I came across this posting for a makeshift coffee table.At Bazaark we bring solutions on a variety of quality items: from Kitchenware, Outdoor Furniture to Garage Storage Solutions, Bike Racks & more

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