DIY Alligator Coffee Table

Diy Alligator Table

Do you like this alligator table by a Ralph Lauren but can’t afford it? It worth several thousands of dollars but there is a much cheaper way to add some alligator decor to your home. You can update your existing coffee table with faux-alligator skin matting or buy a one that has similar shape to the one on the picture above and cover it with this matting. Here is how you can do that:

Materials and Tools

  • Coffee table
  • Faux-Alligator Skin Mat
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot Glue Gun


  • Measure the length and width of the top of your table. Visit your local craft or fabric store and buy there faux-alligator skin matting of the proper size.
  • Cut the alligator matting to the exact size you need.
  • Use your hot gun to attach the alligator matting to the table’s top. You can also use a nail gun to attach the matting to the bottom of the table’s top but that isn’t really necessary.

Believe me, faux-alligator skin matting and a new coffee table are much more cheaper than the original Ralph Lauren’s table.

Source: thenateshow