For a fun little project….
Take some Ikea wall mount shelves (from the lack series, you will need two of them), turn the brackets vertical, add three or four reinforcing bars, and leave a small reveal between the two shelves. In the reveal you can add your own accent element (in this case it was a small red beam). Assemble them all together with some small wood screws…
Congratulations, you have successfully made Ikea shelves into a swanky coffee table.
The best thing about Ikea is that people throw it away often. Ikea is actually nice furniture, not because of it’s materiality but, because it can be disassembled and re made into virtually anything else. So, don’t throw away your Ikea “junk,” there is gold to be found in there!