How To: DIY Industrial Coffee Table


Making your own decorations and furniture has become so easy nowadays. The DIY community is littered with plenty of beautiful and impressively easy to make projects. With some plumbing fixtures and pipe fittings you can even make a coffee table. Getting a piece of wooden slab is the next step. By the end you read the full tutorial, you will get so excited by the simplicity of the entire endeavor that you will begin working on it right away. You don’t have to be a carpenter or have any skills in this area in order to make a coffee table like the one featured on this webpage. Share your result with the rest of the DIY community so everybody will be encouraged to experiment in this manner. Good luck!







You’ll need:

3 – 2 x 10 cedar planks cut to 5 feet lengths
8 – flanges (1 1/4 inch diameter)
8 – 5″ length pipe (1 1/4 inch diameter) – These are the vertical pipes..

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7 Responses to “How To: DIY Industrial Coffee Table”

  1. Andrew Bugbee says:

    You people really need to learn the correct dimensions of the parts you are using. The “11/4″ pipe is really 3/4 inch pipe; nominal. The OD, (outside diameter), of 3/4” pipe is about 11/8 inches. The smaller pipe is called 1/2 inch pipe. Its OD is about 7/8 inch. If someone came to my plumbing counter looking for 11/4 pipe, I would come back with pipe that measures 15/8 inches OD. C’mon guys. With a tiny bit of research, or just by asking the counterman, you would have known this.

  2. Cris says:

    The simplest way to get the correct pipe fitting sizes, is to ask for the trade size. At that point it doesn’t matter what the ID and the OD are. That’s the reason for giving them a trade size. Not all people deal with plumbing supplies or pipe fittings. Give them a break. I wonder how your customer service rating is?

  3. t says:

    You could explain it a little nicer.

  4. JD says:

    I agree….. especially since his wrong about the pipe sizes…..

  5. Sandra Raburn says:

    How do you get the paint to stay on the PVC pipe?

  6. Pat says:

    This is so nice, and we are making it for a gift to our daughter.
    Do you have plans for end tables?
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Jim Stockley says:

    You guys really should think about joining the METRIC SYSTEM 😉

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