Shadow Box Coffee Table Image

Shadow Box Coffee Table

Tia Mowry's Weekend Refresh - "A Living Room Goes from Dark to Damn!"


  • 4 pieces of 2x4
  • plywood
  • hammer
  • nails
  • screws
  • screw gun
  • stain or paint
  • roll of cane material
  • scissors
  • hairpin legs (4)


  1. Take precut 2x4s and nail them together to form a 90 degree angle. Repeat the process with the 2 other 2x4 pieces.
  2. Nail all 2x4s together to form a square / rectangle. (This will serve as the sides of your table)
  3. Take precut plywood (which will be the base of your table) and set on top of the 2x4 frame. Secure & screw the plywood to the 2x4 frame.
  4. Stain/paint all wood sections
  5. Cut cane material to size that sits inside the frame and lies flat on the plywood.
  6. Staple cane to inside base of table
  7. Flip table over (cane side down) and attach hairpin legs
  8. Decorate the inside of the shadow box table with whatever you'd like to showcase (crystals, dried flowers, fake plants, family heirlooms, etc.)