Coffee table ideas


I have plenty of ideological reasons for refusing to purchase or possessing a coffee table. That doesn’t prevent me from having a few confronting designs for the kind of coffee table I wouldn’t mind having. The more distinctive a piece of furniture gets, it becomes a conversation trigger. Or at the very least provokes polite enquiry. It usually means that the piece either has a history or makes a loud statement about its owner. Usually how and why it got there.

  • The simplest is one of those large wooden electrical cable stools. Properly cleaned, varnished and polished with organic bees’ wax.
  • Tire from a B52 encased in clear Plexiglas
  • Sticking to the circular theme but of a more vernacular type: a wooden wheel of a block cart or Thirikale.
  • Doors make good table — in this case nicely weathered door from a crumbling old colonial era house (properly roofed against termites and topped with strong glass for a smooth surface). Old chair legs or carved wooden banisters from the same like of house will do nicely as legs.
  • Wing from a Zlin – I’m sure there’s at least one at Katu AFB

That’s about all the brain could kick up for now. Leave your ideas in the comment box below.

4 comments

  1. I think you should construct a coffee table entirely out of old coffee table books. Then you could invent a new chicken/egg phrase using coffee tables, coffee table books and coffee table book coffee tables.

    I would like the credit for the idea though please Cerno.

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  2. Old carved ceiling. Coffee beans held in plexi glass top. CTB bus grill.well polished. These are my ideas
    The best actual one I have seen is a plexi glass filled with sea sand , shells and stones (Collected from all the places they have travelled)

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  3. RD Coffee table made of coffee table books: A stunner of an idea🙂 and you trumped old Kramer too

    Harsha Yes😀 though its not a coffee Table

    JP Those are good ones!. POLISHED CTB bus grill – if its made into a coffee table it will be the only polished bus grill in the country😮 The one of the sand/sea shells sounds particularly good if you got a Bawaesque house or a planter’s chair in your apartment😉

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