ISSUE 41  |  California Creatives

DIY: $100 Glass and Concrete Coffee Table

October 12, 2015 2:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

We’ve posted about concrete block coffee tables before (see 12 Tables Made with Cinder Blocks, Economy Edition), but we hadn’t seen one with a glass top until we spotted this one in the airy downtown showroom of LA fashion designer Shaina Mote. Here’s how to make your own.

Photography via The Dreslyn.

Above: Located in downtown LA, Shaina Mote’s loft is outfitted with simple furniture and is flooded with natural light. 

Above: The rattan Alseda poufs are from Ikea.

Above: Nothing is too fancy in the showroom, including the houseplant pot wrapped in Kraft paper.

Above: A Standard Cored Concrete Block (8 by 8 by 16 inches) is $1.78 from Lowe’s.

Above: A 15-by-28-inch Flat-Edge Tempered Radius Corner Rectangular Glass Tabletop is $91.99 (other sizes available) from Fab Glass & Mirror. To protect the glass from scratching, use either clear rubber Stick-It Glass Protective Pads ($4.97 for a pack of 20 from Amazon) or Self-Stick Furniture Felt Pads ($5.49 from Amazon).

For another low-cost DIY project with components sourced from the hardware store, see Alexa’s Elevated $15 Hardware Store Clamp Light.