Literary Table Legs
Yes, you will need a tabletop for these legs. You need to find that separately; have fun picking the tabletop that accents your style. If that sounds daunting, before you dismiss the project, just consider how cool, cultured, and enlightened you will feel having a table built out of the written word.
This Make Table Legs Out of Books project requires the heavy machinery: drills, goggles, and steel rods are a few of the items you will need to build the foundation for your new table. The steel reinforces the pile of books that make each leg.
Instructables pro Jessyratfink writes that the number of hardcover books you need will be determined by how tall you want the table, and it’s best to have similar sizes throughout. This design will work for a coffee table, a desk, or a dining table.
“Once you know how tall you want them to be, try to get an average thickness on the books you’re considering and buy just a few more books than you’ll need,” she says. “Once they’re compressed you might find you need an extra book to help them line up!”