World’s Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table

In CategoryAdventures in Decorating
ByDeb

Remember these?

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table

I built the World’s Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table™ with them.

Gigantic, eight-inch-diameter casters from Amazon + Ikea butcher block counter top

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table @ Not Inadequate

It weighs around 800 pounds, but that’s okay.

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table @ Not Inadequate

And here it is in the room –

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table @ Not Inadequate

Bitchin’, yes?

It’s nice and long (slightly over six feet) so Jim and I aren’t fighting over it when we are watching teevee. And while it’s low, it’s just the exact right height for our sofa. I waxed the top with CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Furniture Wax (again – waxing sucks. I made everyone help).

The Casters were $110, and the butcher block was $129. For $240 we built something we love, that suits our needs and our space. A win all around.

What do you think? Try to be nice. I’m delicate. Melanie suggested the kids will be riding it all over the house and down the stairs, but I put my fingers in my ears and didn’t listen to that.

If you want to make your own coffee table, I still have lots of ideas that Jim didn’t go for. In fact, I feel more table-building in my future.

(I wouldn’t hate it if you pinned this idea either. I am still on the quest for World Internet Domination)

16 Responses to “World’s Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table”

  1. Rose Says:

    I do love it and think you did a fabulous job, however, I do agree with Mel that at some point in time the kids will try to ride it somewhere!!!!

  2. Lisa Says:

    Forget the kids riding it … man I wanna take that baby out for a spin!

    Will pin simply to aid you in your efforts for world internet domination … remember me when you have all that power please!
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  3. tracey Says:

    Brilliant. Come and make me one.
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  4. hikooky Says:

    What? NO GURNEY???

    a) I love that you spell out “teevee” every time.

    b) My first thought was of kids rolling around too. Like, body surfing. Actually, I’m thinking that really looks like fun.

    c) I think this rocks! Well done!

  5. hikooky Says:

    OMG! Remember the… oh whoops. You didn’t go to public school. I was going to refer to the awesome little wooden square scooters that we rode around on in gym class in the 70’s. This is like the adult version! RACES! http://www.athleticstuff.com/champion-sports-wooden-gym-scooters/scwb12-pe/product

  6. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    LOVE it. But it would be too tempting in our house, especially if we lived on a hill.
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  7. Kevin Says:

    Land luge it is! 🙂

    Seriously, though, I’m impressed. It’s a very cool coffee table. You should be proud. Plus the weight should give it great stability at high speeds.

  8. Dawn Suzette Says:

    This is great! Very creative and fits your space perfectly!
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  9. Kristy Says:

    It is a very interesting and unique table.

  10. Diane Says:

    I think you did a great job. Love it.
    Blessings
    Diane
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  11. Karen@Candid Diversions Says:

    Fantastic! Love something like this rather than something bought out of a furniture show room.
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  12. Julie Says:

    I love this! It’s unique and I love unique. I see this table covered in legos in the near future!

  13. Eddie - The Usual Mayhem Says:

    It’s beautiful. It would not survive in my house, though, as it would almost immediately be used for something involving children, races, and stairs. Actually, with a bi sturdy table like that, the walls probably wouldn’t make it either.
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  14. Connie Weiss Says:

    Very nice!!
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  15. artsnark Says:

    looks great! Love the wheels
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  16. Ingi Says:

    Land luge! We have an Ikea table top that has lost its legs and I bought new ones from Bunnings (a hardware store here) but they are wobbly and the top is heavy. So I could do your idea, except Hubby WOULD land luge, so, no.
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