This elegant Vintage Tin Can Coffee Table is perfect for furnishing your home. You can make it for your own home over the weekend. Working with Vintage Tin Can sound a little intimidating, but you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it really is!
To make this Vintage Tin Can Coffee Table you will need to spread it out over a couple days, so working over the weekend will probably work best. While you won’t be working on the craft project all day long, you do need to allow for time to build and prepare materials.
Be sure to buy your glass tabletop first and built your Vintage Tin can coffee table to fit it. This will save you a lot of time and money!
To Make a Vintage Tin Can Coffee Table You Will Need:
4 sheets of plywood or MDF cut to the same size
8 L brackets
Vintage tin cans
The first step is to measure your piece of glass tabletop. Everyone will have a different size, so I can only give you tips on how to know how large to make your Vintage Tin Can Coffee Table.
Make it slightly smaller than the glass tabletop. Now, measure how wide the tabletop is. If you have a circle tabletop, then mark out a square on it with painter’s tape. Measure this to get the dimensions for your tile table base.
Have your 4 pieces of MDF cut to size. A good height for a coffee table is 2.5 feet tall. You can make the square to fit your tabletop.
Now, the first step is to primer the front and back of your sheet of MDF or plywood. Let this dry, and then paint on a coat of paint in any color you wish.
The front of the Vintage Tin Can Coffee Table will be covered in tile, but the back (or inside) will be visible. You will want to paint this side of each piece.
Now, flip the four coffee table pieces over and lay them face down.
Install an L bracket to hold the four pieces together in a square. Install an L bracket at the top and bottom of each corner.
Now, you need to clean out your painted or vintage tin cans. Simply wash them out with hot water and soap.
Now, use your tin snips to cut open your tin cans. I like to cut up along the back seam after I have used a can opener to remove the bottom of the can.
Use a hammer or rubber maillot to flatten out your vintage pr painted tin can.
Repeat this step making a large number of vintage or painted tin can pieces.
Now, to start applying your Vintage Tin Can pieces I recommend working in sections. This means tack one side at a time.
Simply lay your piece of tin on the MDF. Use you hammer and the tacks to adhere the pieces of tin can. You can over lap pieces to create layered look.
Continue this process until your entire coffee table is covered in vintage tin cans. You could also cover the inside if you want.
You are finished. Stand the Vintage Tin Can Coffee Table up and place your piece of round or square beveled glass on top.