If you really want to embrace more of a steampunk style, characterized by a mix of Victorian era and industrial decor, an old trunk really does the trick. Check out these two examples that were featured on Homedit.
Even a room that already has quite a bit of color in it can use a dark trunk to pull the whole look together. This colorful beach-themed room from Desire to Inspire makes use of a gorgeous navy trunk.
You can bring a little sparkle and shine into your living room by going for something a bit more out of the ordinary with a metal trunk. Desert Domicile features one with a DIY stand to lift it off the floor. This other one from Waiting on Martha has some wooden details to keep that old vintage feel intact.
Harking back to the romantic era of long, luxurious voyages bysea, the Globetrekker coffee table is inspired by an original trunkfrom 1914 that Tim Oulton discovered at an antiques market.Intrigued by the intricate detailing and beautiful brass plate ofthe trunk, Tim deconstructed the antique, redesigning it toencompass a full furniture collection, evolving with a range ofdifferent innovative finishes.
Which is great because you can make rustic coffee tables for your living space for next to nothing. This cool coffee table requires just a few materials that you may already have on hand, a set of casters and your time.
Tree stumps are popular tables in many homes because of their rustic look and natural elements. Many people still cut wood for their fireplaces to heat their homes. And they will use the stumps for coffee tables.
Another factor to consider is the type of wood you use for your stump. Some woods break down faster than others. So, if you want a long lasting, preserved tree trunk, the best types of wood to use for coffee tables are:
Start by prepping the tree trunk. Cut it down to size with a chainsaw if needed. And remove any excess bark as desired (the log we used was already naked as it had been attacked by ash bore prior to being cut down).
Rustic is a raw and natural look. And stumps automatically have a rustic style because they are trees. Follow the instructions for this project to properly prep, treat, and create a rustic stump table.
If you're looking for a substantial coffee table that won't overly dominate your living space, this trunk may be the perfect solution as it's slightly wider but lower to the ground than most on the market.
Add some drama to your décor with this dark wood trunk from vidaXL. Sturdy enough to be used as an entryway bench it will have no problem holding onto your ornaments and coffee mugs in the centre of your living space.
Both the latch and the handles add an extra element of weight. and as they are handmade (sourced from environmentally friendly hardwood) each will have unique marks so you can rest assured no-one else will have a coffee table quite like yours.
If you're looking for something more contemporary with a soft and modern design, this trunk style coffee table from John Lewis & Partners features both curved edges and a sleek surface for placing all your favourite drinks and snacks.
This coffee table comes in our Grand Hacienda finishes. Depending on the color chosen, the coffee table may have to be ordered. Once ordered, special colors take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to arrive and be scheduled for delivery. You can view the color options under our "Stains and Color Choices" page. The colors available for this set are listed under Color Options-Grand Hacienda.
Finding a spot for all the extra blankets and board games that can clutter a living room, can be challenging. This 40 1/2 x 24 x 20 1/4 trunk coffee table gives you form and function, providing something lovely to look at while adding some much needed storage space.
I doubled the pocket holes on the ends to make sure it is super secure. This trunk will endure years of being slid across the rug and moved around the room, not to mention the weight of whatever it ends up storing.
Now that the main portion of the trunk is built, it is time for the top. Using the 1x4 cuts, attach the 22" boards to the 40" boards using pocket holes. Again, use your 90 degree clamp to keep your joints even while attaching.
Product Description: This heavily aged, hand painted solid Wood trunk makes the perfect cocktail table. Its ancient Mesa hand carving adds beauty and artistic personality, sure to complement any eclectic living space.
This Aviator Trunk cabinet has many faces. Finish your space with this Trunk cabinet as a side table, coffee table or cabinet. This Aviator cabinet is inspired by a worn, custom-made steamer Trunk. Wooden frames are wrapped in aluminum patchwork finish, with steel screws, aged wooden strips , leather handles and corner protecting genuine leather pieces.
Nancy I love this trunk makeover. There are 2 of these at this thrift store I visit weekly and I really want to try it. Any extra tips you can give me? I will try it and send you a picture. Were the feet difficult to put on?
I have that exact same trunk, bought it about 20 years ago and have wanted to redo it. I love yours now. One of my leather handles has dry rotted and broken off. What would work as a replacement and look great? Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work!
Wow, what a wonderful project. I think you have a lot of tenacity to tackle a project likes this and I applaud your efforts. The trunk got an amazing transformation. I especially like the feet. Did you have to deal with a musty smell inside the trunk? I have used that verbena wax from Wise Owl (pretty pricey) but it did the trick for me and also conditions the wood. I truly enjoy your projects. Did you do the Rabbit also? 781b155fdc