DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Furniture Projects Waxed-Canvas Coffee Table Here's a weekend twofer: You can give an older table new life while creating a spiffy surface for books and board games. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 5, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: PERNILLE LOOF Stretch easy-to-wipe waxed canvas around its top; you don't need special upholstering skills—just a staple gun and a little patience. (The trick to a neat finish is folding 90-degree hotel corners.) Tap in upholstery tacks to secure the fabric, and polish off a sophisticated place to play. What You'll Need Materials Waxed canvas, cut 2 inches wider than tabletop on all sides (Pictured: Fairfield Textile Army Duck with Martexin Original Wax, 10.10 oz., in Natural, $17 a yd., fairfieldfabrics.com.) Staple gun Awl Upholstery tacks Rubber mallet or small tack hammer (optional) Instructions A side at a time, fold canvas over table edge, using 1 staple in center to secure each side underneath. Continue to add 1 staple at a time on opposite sides of table, spaced about 1 inch apart, keeping canvas evenly stretched as you go. Stop within a couple of inches of each corner. At each corner, staple one side close to corner. Fold around corner and tuck inside canvas on other side, making a 45-degree angle. Fold and staple neatly in line with corner. Add upholstery tacks, if desired: Measure and mark with a pencil for even spacing (ours are about 3 inches apart on centers); pre-poke holes with awl. Insert tacks; gently hammer in using mallet.