Lift-top coffee tables offer a convenient work or dining surface in the living room. If you don't want to buy a new expensive model, you can transform a table you already own.
Instructables user lofgren upgraded his coffee table so the top could be pulled up into a higher table. In addition to creating the cantilever hinges out of wood, he also built in additional storage beneath the tabletop.
To transform your coffee table, you just need some basic carpentry skills and the willingness to take apart this piece of furniture. Check out the complete instructions at the link below: