Ornately carved wood and beveled glass are the typical ingredients that go into a coffee table—but that doesn't suit everyone's tastes. If your living room, den, or even office has opted for more of an industrial look, a tiny shipping container table is the perfect place to stack magazines and coffee table books.
There are a few catches to this design, though. For starters, it's a DIY project that requires you to apply a set of shipping container decals, so patience and a steady hand aren't included. And those labels are actually applied to a standard FedEx shipping box, which means this isn't the strongest coffee table you can buy, and you'll want to guarantee everyone uses a coaster for drinks.
But those concerns are easy to overlook. What might be harder for most people to swallow is this kit's $220 price tag. At least it's one piece of furniture that should make moving day a little easier to deal with. [TyoToys via Fancy]