We started with the ‘base’ which is the piece which will ‘sit’ on top of the coffee table.
We used 2 x’s for the edges, making sure it easily slide on top of the coffee table.
Here is the assembled base sitting on top of the coffee table.
We used 4×8″ for the side frame which will make up the sides of the table top.
Sides firmly attached!
I wanted a center divider to keep ‘his’ and ‘hers’ separate.
Added a couple of 1 x’s for easier attachment of the hinges.
Above is the lid pieces cut out, checking to make sure we measured correctly before attaching. 😉
We used a piano hinge to attach the lids. —>
Then we used a power sander to smooth the edges and corners.
Next we added a dark stain to match the color of the coffee table.
We also added a coat of polyurethane varnish.
Here is the finished result!