Ornately carved wood and bevelled glass are the typical ingredients that go into a coffee table — but that doesn't suit everyone's tastes. If your living room has opted for more of an industrial look, a tiny shipping container table is the perfect place to stack magazines and 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, and patience and a steady hand aren't included. 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 $US220 price tag. At least it's one piece of furniture that should make moving day a little easier to deal with. [TyoToys via Fancy]