Factory Cart Coffee Table

Submitted by LindseyA on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:17

I was feeling like I needed a new project, so I called my sister. She was more than willing to give me ideas to build for her new condo and gave me a WHOLE wish list of furniture projects to choose from. After looking at her list, we decided on the factory cart coffee table. If you look elsewhere, this kind of table ranges from $600 - $1500 dollars! And our version costs right around $100!

Ana's version set the basis for the build and the only modification was adding three 1x2's under the slats on the top (rather than directly attached the slats) so that the compartment underneath can serve as a secret storage area (plywood lined and screwed into the lower supports). We absolutely love the table and it looks AWESOME in her living room!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
~$100 (Wheels were the most expensive part, but give the table its style!)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cheap pine from Blue, distressed with screwdrivers, nails, and a hammer.
Finish Used
Alternating Rustoleum "Sunbleached" stain and Minwax "Dark Walnut" one coat of each color at a time, with time to dry in between coats) with a satin poly finish.

Wheels are 6 inches tall from a local supply store and were spray painted oil rubbed bronze.
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:22

I just wanted to say that your finish is gorgeous! Your table is beautiful too, but my goodness does that finish bring it over the top! Good job :)

Rhune (not verified)

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 12:48

How many of each color did you use? I'm looking for this driftwood look for my kitchen shelves.

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