Flip Top Coffee Table

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About This Project


While both massively pregnant, my friend enlisted me to help her baby-proof the house by replacing her metal/glass coffee table with the flip-top wooden version. She was 7 months and I was 8, and we got quite a few sideways looks at Lowe's! Needless to say we had a lot of help loading up the truck ;) It only took an afternoon to build, sand and stain. Now her little boy is appreciating the much more baby-friendly table!

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Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Minwax Gel stain and 3 coats of poly
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If you built and stained this project in one afternoon you must live in Northern Norway during the winter when the sun never sets. You did a great job. I am building the same but I figure it will take me at least two days. Painting and sanding do add a lot of time, but also my stupid mistakes added time. It is really great. Once I can figure out how to add a Brag I will show you my bench.


I'd like to build one of these but was wanting hidden hinges-looks like from the photo you managed that! What kind did you buy and where? (please say Lowe's lol)

Thanks again and it looks great!