I saw this idea for an ultra easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy coffee table on another blog the other day, so thought I'd give it a try. I've not executed the idea particularly well here, although you get the idea!
It's so simple, just pile up a big stack of your biggest hard-backed books, and voila, one unique coffee table.
Try to use books that you won't want to look at for a while, if I now want to read my Russell Brand book I'll basically have to 'break' my new table to read it.
And the great thing is, you can constantly update your table with different books depending on your mood. Try it out for yourself!