DIYable Coffee Table Bookshelf

by DIY Maven

DIYable Coffee Table Bookshelf

The inspiration for Matt Carr's ingenious biblioteca bookshelf came from two found vintage coffee tables which he reconfigured into a bookshelf. His very cool 44 x 37 x 11" creation will set you back $725, but I'm thinking if you have or come across some unwanted coffee tables (a note for your next Good Will shopping trip) you could get handy with a saw and make one of your own. Maybe use some dowels to hold the feet to the table below and add...

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Noguchi Style Table, With Books!

by Lilybee

I spotted this Coffee Table at an open house this afternoon.

created on: 10/11/08

It has that Noguchi Table vibe but would cost considerably less than $1,299. I like the quirky humour that uses coffee table books as, well, coffee table books.

The staging company who did the house just stacked up books that the homeowner already had then jammed the tempered glass on top. I'm not completely convinced by the dead cow rug (I like my dead cow lightly seasoned and...

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Interactive LED Coffee Table

by DIY Maven

Interactive LED Coffee Table

The top of The Wave coffee table is outfitted with LEDs that are activated when they see motion. ‘Using a network of 32 active and passive near-infrared optical sensors and a clever fully analog circuit design, the light patterns sweep outwards from your motion with perfect fades, glowing stronger the closer the movement is, rippling across a pool of 480 super-bright white LEDs. It works in full sunlight or total darkness.’ Each table is custom...

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Fish Tank Coffee Table.

by Chris Gardner

Fish Tank Coffee Table.
 
Have a look at this excellent coffee-table shaped aquarium from Clear-Seal. Each coffee table comes with a "toughened glass top" with polished, rounded edges for safety, a light diffuser, a progressive filter system. In your choice of finishes: Dark Oak, Light Oak, Limed Oak, Medium Oak, Yew, Mahogany or Mirrored glass, and in several size.
 
But, with the tips offered by these guys, one could surely come up with a DIY version customized to fit...

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