it is hard to believe that this chic looking slate top coffee table is hacked from a file cabinet. jason scavenged a tord file cabinet (which i'm not able to find on ikea's site) from the 'as-is' room for $9.99 and used the base as legs for the coffee table. he then cut a piece of plywood to fit the base and laid six 12" slate tiles (or any other stone of your choice) over the plywood.
classy and very effective hack, jason.
for his tord coffee table instructables, click here.