How to Make a Cube Coffee Table

What You'll Need
2 or 3 milk crates
Metal clamps
Glass sheet as table top
Plastic suction cups
Spray paint
Dry flowers
Quick drying cement
Cement splattering tool

In family gatherings, Cube Coffee Tables are the best choice for serving coffee or tea to four to six guests. These are squares and serve less but at the same time have a beautiful look and make the incident an occasion. Square coffee tables are lovely to look at and due to their symmetrical shape give ample room for face-to-face discussions. These come in variety and different colors. The tabletop can be made of glass or wood. The crates used to make the supporting base can be decorated with flower arrangements.

Step 1: Making Foothold for the Table

The first step involves building of a cement block on the ground for the place where the table is required to be fixed. The cement is mixed with water in a trough. After it forms a smooth paste, gravel is mixed. The resulting mush is placed on the spot of table mounting with the cement application tool. A block is drawn on the spot before hand. A crate can be used as tensil to hold the cement in shape. Plastic crate can easily be removed after a bit of drying. This block should be left to dry out proper before mounting the cube coffee table.

Step 2: Getting the Crates Ready

Two or three crates are used to build up the length of a cube coffee table. These crates work best if are wooden. Spray paint is preferable as it dries fast and is smoother. A sheet of plastic or paper should be spread on the floor before attempting to paint the crates. This avoids causing stains on the floor. First a thin coat of spray paint is applied and let to dry. Same procedure is reciprocated for the opposite side of the crate. The spray paint makes sure every nook and cranny gets the color equally as it is easier to apply. The crates are left to dry for a day. Another finishing coat has to be applied to give the crates a final finish. These are now ready to be mounted to create a cube table base.

Step 3: Attaching the Crates

The crates when fully dried can now be attached to each other. This is done with the help of metal clips or clamps. These are applied at the edges to hold the structure together. The resulting column now needs to be decorated before the top is finished.

Step 4: Decorating the Crates

Dried preserved flowers are used to embellish the crates. There is a huge variety available in open market these days. The flowers have to be placed in the crate cavity and a few of the flowers can be pulled out so that they can be entwined with the net mesh of the crates. Colored leaves or potpourri is also a good choice for decorating the crates. The glass tabletop gives a glimpse into the crate cavity and beautifies the coffee cube table.

Step 5: Placing the Glass Top

The glass top is placed symmetrically with the top crate. The weight of the glass sheet ensures that the crates remain fixed and firm to the ground. Plastic suction cups are available in market that are attached to the crates and then to the glass. This makes the glass stick to the crates, avoiding any slips. The finished product is pretty to look at and durable.