Published on August 11th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


EXPEDIT beach at home coffee table

Materials: EXPEDIT coffee table, silicone sealant, bird sand

Description: I really love the EXPEDIT coffee table, but most of the time, the glass slips around or dirt and liquids gets under the glass and make EXPEDIT looks really aweful.

So, I decided to seal the glass top and fill it with something naturally looking.

Five simple steps to your very own little beach:

1. Sift the bird seed in order to get fine pure beach-like sand.

2. Close three sides of the gap between the glass and the table with silicone sealant.

3. Fill the bird sand in the gap.

4. Close the last side of the table with silicone sealant.

5. Let the silicone harden and clean the finished table.

See more the beach Expedit.

~ Kai Spriestersbach, Munich, Germany

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to EXPEDIT beach at home coffee table

  1. That is just fantastic! So easy that even I could do it!

  2. I think this is a good stuff. You actually made a beach inside your home. Well, you did a great job. You know, it is really creative.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I developed something similar as I blended red pigments into the sand. The effect is phenomenal

  4. Anonymous says:

    you couldthink of slipping in a few metallic spheres and move them with a magnet. that will leave interesting trails in the sand so the table becomes a dynamic object and changes its look constantly…

  5. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if you could have put some little shells, sand dollars, etc in there.

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