We can’t get enough of it: old furniture that has been given a new look, especially if the furniture is (partly) made of acrylic sheet. Everything is possible with this material and it is available in a superb range of colours, so jobs with acrylic are never boring. After the chair with acrylic seat, your homemade plinth and the garden table, it’s time to add a new item to your collection: a coffee table with an acrylic tabletop.

Requirements Small acrylic side table

  • Old folding table
  • Cast acrylic sheet at least 5 millimetres thick
  • Masking tape and pencil for marking
  • Screws
  • Spray paint (colour of your choice)
  • Round adhesive studs (colour of your choice)
  • Screwdriver
  • Super Glue
  • Drilling machine
  • 5-millimetre HSS drill bit

Tip: Choose a matte version of acrylic sheet as any scratches will be less visible.

Step 1: Remove the tabletop

Of course, you first have to remove the old tabletop from the folding table. Do this by unscrewing the top with a screwdriver. Save the screws to attach the new tabletop later.

Step 2: Paint the base

Now give the frame of the side table the colour of your choice. Use a spray can with spray paint for this and then let the paint dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Mark the holes

Place the frame of the table on your acrylic sheet to mark the drill holes. Leave the protective film in place and stick a piece of masking tape where you will mark. This way, you can be sure that there will be no scratches on the acrylic.

Step 4: Drilling acrylic sheet

Now it’s time to drill the holes in the right place in the acrylic. Place the acrylic sheet on a flat surface that supports it well. It’s important that you do not drill through the sheet, but only make holes at the bottom. Read more about drilling acrylic in our blog on this topic.

Step 5: Fix the acrylic sheet

Remove the protective film from the bottom of the acrylic sheet and screw the frame to it with a screwdriver, then also remove the foil on the top of the acrylic.

Step 6: The finishing touch

Stick the studs on top of the acrylic at the height of the screws so that they are no longer visible. If necessary, treat the tabletop with Burnus antistatic cleaner. This agent makes the acrylic antistatic and protects the surface so that your new side table stays nice and dust-free for longer.

Order acrylic sheet in your favourite colour

Acrylic sheet is available in many types and colours. Look in our webshop for the acrylic sheet that fits your interior best. Do you need tips for working with acrylic? View our blog section or contact us.