Create a Pedestal Coffee Table
If you can't find a table with the appropriate finish, create your own piece for a perfect fit.
Create a custom coffee table by selecting urns or pedestals for the base. Make sure they have large enough openings or tops to support the size board you choose.
Tools & Materials
- urns or pedestals to use as bases
- pine or birch board cut to size
- white or your choice of paint color
- pewter or your choice of glaze
- clear sealant
- decorative trim and upholstery tacks
- tack hammer
Cut a pine or birch board to the size specifications that best suit your living space. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Apply a primer to the entire board, and let dry. Next apply white paint, and allow it to dry completely.
Add pewter glaze by applying with a paintbrush in a swirled or rough brush pattern. Let dry, and then use a clear protective sealant to finish the tabletop.
Attach decorative trim by hammering upholstery tacks through the trim and into the edge of the board.