Upcycled Coffee Table

Build a raised bed for herbs from an upcycled coffee table.

Raised Bed Coffee Table

By removing the glass top and flipping an old coffee table upside down, you can create an elegant, permanent garden bed.

Photo by Dennis Frank

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I scavenged a glass-top coffee table, removed the old glass, and flipped it upside down. I filled the top with soil to create a small raised bed for growing herbs. It was fast, free and easy. Plus, it looks elegant, and I appreciate that the legs of the table provide me with support after I’ve been gardening on worn-out knees. 

Dennis Frank
Lexington, Kentucky

Also, to protect plants from pests or cold weather, you can drape row covers or plastic over the four legs of the table to make a bug-proof room or mini-greenhouse! MOTHER