I found this fabulous vintage metal flat file cabinet at an antique store (Hunt & Gather Vintage Market, in Princeton, MA), but it didn't have a base or a top, so I went searching online for something that I could build. The Corona Coffee Table plans were going to be perfect! I just had to make a few adjustments:
- Build it to fit my flat file cabinet.
- I didn't inset my apron 1x3 boards because I wanted the top ones to be flush with the edge of the flat file cabinet, and then I wanted the bottom ones to match.
- There was a "lip" on the top of the flat file cabinet, so I had to build a thin trim around the bottom edge of the table-top. This lip keeps the top from sliding off the flat file cabinet, but just to be sure there wasn't any wiggle, I put a bead of silicone around the top of the metal cabinet and then placed the wood top on.
LOVE how this table turned out! It's counter-height and the perfect centerpiece for my craft room.