Free Plans to Build a Joss & Main Inspired Ave Six Merge Coffee Table

Need a new coffee table for your holiday entertaining? This one should fit the bill! Quick and easy, measuring 36″ x 36″ with plenty of room for entertaining plus storage!

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails or 1-1/4″ screws

Lumber:

  • One Sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 4 – 1×2 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 8 – 1×2 at 33″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 36″ x 36″ – Shelf & Top

 

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1. Cut the pieces for the legs and the aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end of the aprons. Attach four of the stretchers to the legs to act as supports for the shelf. Secure with glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 

2. Cut the pieces for the shelf and the top. Use a jigsaw to cut a notch at each corner of one of the pieces for the shelf. Attach to the stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails or countersunk 1-1/4″ screws.

3. Attach the remaining stretcher pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 

4. Attach the top using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails or countersunk 1-1/4″ screws.

 

Finish as desired!

 

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Until next time,

Happy Creating!!




Build a Danish Modern Coffee Table

A Vintage Piece with a Modern Feel to Build Using the Danish Modern Coffee Table Plans

Danish Modern furniture is extremely popular (think Ikea) and the inspiration for this coffee table was actually built in the 60s. It is a very simple build, with clean lines that will fit into any decor. The Danish Modern coffee table plans make for a quick build and can be completed from start to finish in a weekend!

Danish Modern coffee table plans-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 3 – 1×6 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 21-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×6 at 62″ – Sides
  • 3 – 1×6 at 21″ – Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 25-1/2″ x 65″ – Top

Danish Modern coffee table plans

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides. Draw an arc at each end of each board, and cut out using a jigsaw. To do this, make a mark 5-1/2″ down one long edge of each board. I like to use a flexible metal yardstick positioned at each point then flexed to make the curve. It always works better if there is an extra set of hands nearby!

Danish Modern coffee table plans-Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes at each end of each piece. Secure the frame pieces to the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Danish Modern coffee table plans-Frame

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the legs. Use a jigsaw or a tapering jig on the table saw to cut the tapers in the legs. Secure the legs to the inside corners of the frame using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws. The top of the legs will be flush with the top of the frame.

Danish Modern coffee table plans-Legs 1

Danish Modern coffee table plans-Legs 2Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before securing the top to the frame. The top will overhang by 1-1/2″ on each side. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Danish Modern coffee table plans-Top

Finish as desired.

 

All of the pieces, including the legs, can be cut from plywood in order to keep the wood species consistent. (See my tutorial on how to make furniture legs from plywood!) Have any questions about the Danish Modern coffee table plans? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




A New Plan to Build a Coffee Table with Two Ottomans

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions

This plan, though plain, simple and easy to build, does dual duty… The DIY furniture plans to build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions are not only to build a place to set drinks, books and TV remotes but there are also two separate slide-outs to rest your feet! As usual, this plan is another project that can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Copy

Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Tools Needed:

  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Pneumatic brad nailer with compressor
  • Sander

Lumber:

  • 10 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

For the Coffee Table:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 48″ – Frame
  • 6 – 2×2 at 16-1/2″ – Frame
  • 4 – 2×2 at 18″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21″ x 48″ – Top

For Both Ottomans:

  • 8 – 2×2 at 22-3/4″ – Frames
  • 8 – 2×2 at 13-1/4″ – Frames
  • 8 – 2×2 at 14-1/2″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 22-3/4″ – Top

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Extensions

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Notes About the Project:

If using edge banding on the exposed edges of the tops, it will be applied before securing the tops to the frame.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the coffee table frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the six shorter 2×2 pieces for the frame. Secure to the longer pieces as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Coffee Table Frames

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the coffee table stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the frame as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Coffee Table Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the coffee table top. Secure to the top of the coffee table frame using glue and 2″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Coffee Table Top

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the ottoman frames and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter 2×2 pieces for the frame. Secure to the longer pieces as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Ottoman Frames

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the ottoman stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the frame as shown in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Ottoman Side Stretchers

Step Six

Cut the piece for the ottoman tops. Secure to the top of the ottoman frame using glue and 2″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions - Ottoman Top

Finish as desired.

The tops can also be upholstered with 1″ foam and fabric prior to securing to the frames. Cut the foam and fabric larger than the tops and staple to the underside of the top pieces. Secure the tops to the frames using 1″ corner brackets and screws.

This easy to build coffee table features two slide-outs for extra space or used as an ottoman! A quick and easy weekend project!

The coffee table and ottoman combo would also be a great for the outdoors if suitable materials (lumber, screws and fabric) are used! Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Coffee Table with Slide-Out Extensions? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Rustic Coffee Table

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table

This coffee table is on the hefty side… The DIY furniture plans to build and X Leg Coffee Table feature 2×4 Xs (that are doubled to hide the pocket holes) with a 2×6 planked top. This table would look fabulous in a rustic, weathered finish and of course, can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Copy

Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • 3″ screws
  • 4 – 3/8″ x 5″ lag screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Tools Needed:

  • Miter saw or Circular saw
  • Drill
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • 3/8″ socket for the lag screws
  • Sander

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×3 at 8′
  • 4 – 2×4 at 8′
  • 5 – 2×6 at 6′
  • 1 – 4×4 at 2′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×4 at 29-3/4″ – Leg Base
  • 8 – 2×4 at 13-1/16″ – Leg Base
  • 4 – 2×4 at 13-13/16″ – Leg Base
  • 1 – 4×4 at 24″ – Leg Stretcher
  • 5 – 2×6 at 49″ – Top
  • 2 – 2×3 at 36-1/4″ – Top Ends
  • 2 – 2×2 at 29″ – Top Supports

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table

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The edges of the 2x4s can be squared on a table saw without affecting the overall size of the base.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the leg base and cut the angles as shown. Make sure to note the angle at each end with a pencil since they are different! With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in the pieces as shown. Assemble the base pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Note that there will be two right assemblies and two left assemblies.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Leg Base 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Leg Base 2

Step Two

Position one base assembly on top of another with the pocket holes facing to the inside. Secure the base assemblies to each other using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Leg Base 3

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the leg stretcher. Position the stretcher between the two leg assemblies and pre-drill holes in the lower portion of each leg assembly. Insert the lag screws and tighten in place.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Leg Stretcher

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the top. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×6 pieces as well as one long edge of each piece except one. Secure the pieces to each other using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Secure a 2×3 to each end of the 2×6 assembly.

Cut the 2×2 pieces for the top supports. Secure the supports in place using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Top 1

Step Five

Position the top on the leg base with the supports to the inside of the legs. Secure in place using glue and countersunk 3″ screws through the supports into the legs.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Leg Coffee Table - Top 2

Finish as desired.

The “seams” between the 2x4s in each leg assembly can be filled and sanded prior to finishing. Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build an X Leg Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




An Industrial Coffee Table on Casters

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table

This easy to build coffee table is another plan that uses straight off-the-shelf boards, making it a very inexpensive build. The DIY plans to build a Westport Coffee Table features frames at the ends and center with angled pieces in the middle, a planked top and bottom, and is on casters. This super-easy coffee table can be constructed in a matter of hours! The table would be awesome in a grey weathered finish!

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Copy

Materials:

  • 3/4″ screws
  • 2″ screws
  • 3″ screws
  • 4″ casters
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 14 – 1×4 at 4′
  • 3 – 2×4 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 6 – 2×4 at 24″ – Frame Assembly
  • 6 – 2×4 at 8-1/2″ – Frame Assembly
  • 6 – 2×4 at 13-3/16″ – Frame Assembly
  • 10 – 1×4 at 47″ – Top & Bottom Planks
  • 4 – 1×4 (ripped to 3-1/4″ wide) at 47″ – Top & Bottom End Planks

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the frame assemblies. Assemble the outer frames as shown using glue and countersunk 3″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Frame Assemblies 1

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the angled frame assembly pieces. Cut the angles as shown using a jigsaw, bandsaw, or miter saw. Position the pieces inside the outer frames as shown securing in place using glue and 2″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Frame Assemblies 2

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Frame Assemblies 3

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the top and bottom planks. Secure the planks to the top and bottom of the frame assemblies using glue and countersunk 2″ screws. Note that the planks on the outer edges of both sides are narrower (3-1/4″ wide) than the other planks.

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Bottom

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Top

Step Four

Secure the casters to the bottom (in a desired position) using 3/4″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Westport Coffee Table-Casters

Thoroughly sand and finish as desired.

This rustic/industrial coffee table is perfect for any space or any style. The casters make it even more awesome because it can be easily moved from place to place! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Wesport Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




A Mid Century Modern Coffee Table with Plexiglas Insert

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table

Another piece in the Mid-Century Modern style – this one with storage! The DIY plans to build a Brady Coffee Table feature an open shelf with a Plexiglas insert. The other end of the coffee table is an enclosed box with a door perfect for storing remotes, magazines or books. Don’t let the angles of the piece be intimidating as this is another easy build that can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Copy

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Copy 2

Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ brad nails
  • 1-3/4″ brad nails
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding
  • 1/4″ Plexiglas
  • Magnetic catch (for the door)
  • Small cabinet pull
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 3/4″ square dowel at 4′ (or 2 @ 3′)
  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 4′
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 1×3 at 10-11/16″ – Base Side Assembly Legs
  • 2 – 1×2 at 28-15/16″ – Base Side Assembly Stretchers
  • 3 – 1×2 at 17-1/2″ – Base Side Assembly Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22″ x 38″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 28″ – Box Assembly Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 20-1/2″ – Box Assembly Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 6″ – Side Assembly
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 20-1/2″ – Side Assembly Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 22″ – Top
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22″ x 28″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ square dowels at 22″ – Plexiglas Top Supports
  • Plexiglas cut to fit

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table

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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the base assembly legs. Cut the angles at 30° as shown in the drawings.

Cut the pieces for the longer base assembly stretchers, and cut an angle in each end at 30°. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill a pocket hole in each end. Secure the stretchers to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Base Sides 1

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Base Sides 2

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the shorter base assembly stretchers. Position the shorter stretchers as shown then secure in place using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Base Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom. Position the base assembly on the underside as shown in the drawings then secure in place using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Bottom

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the box assembly. Assemble the box using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails with the sides overlapping the ends of the back. Secure the box assembly to the bottom using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails. The side faces will be flush with the side edges of the bottom.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Box Assembly 1

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Box Assembly 2

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the side assembly. This part is assembled in the same manner as the box assembly (only shorter!). Assemble the side using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails with the sides overlapping the ends of the back. Secure the side assembly to the bottom using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails. The side faces will be flush with the side edges of the bottom.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Side Assembly 1

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Side Assembly 2

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the tops. Secure the tops using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Tops

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the door. Cut the bevels in the edges at 40° as shown in the profile on the drawing. Attach the hinges to the door, then install the door in the box. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the door in the opening. Install the magnetic catch to keep the door closed, and install a small cabinet pull.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Door

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the Plexiglas supports from the 3/4″ square dowels. Secure the dowels to the back of the box assembly and the side assembly using glue and 1-1/2″ brad nails. Position the supports 1/4″ down from the top face of the tops to all ow the Plexiglas piece to be flush with the tops.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Plexiglas Supports

Step Nine

Cut the Plexiglas to fit. Sand the edges smooth. The Plexiglas can be secured in place using dots of clear silicone or double sided tape. It may show through the Plexiglas.

DIY Plans to Build a Brady Coffee Table-Plexiglas Top

Finish the table as desired.

I have a few other plans for Mid-Century Modern style furniture on the blog: a cabinet, a chair, and an angled cabinet. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Brady Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




A Super-Duper EASY Coffee Table to Build

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table

This is the perfectly quick and easy project to build before the holidays so you can showcase your awesome building skills… The Fairhaven Coffee Table features framed legs with a solid top constructed from plywood. The materials are straight off-the-shelf boards making this a project that can be finished in a flash!

 

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • 2” screws
  • 3” screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6’
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 half sheet of ¾” plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 18-1/4” – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 18-1/2” – Sides
  • 2 – 2×4 at 18-1/2” – Sides
  • 2 – 2×2 at 21-1/2” – Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 39-1/2” – Frame
  • 1 – 1×2 at 21-1/2” – Center Support
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 25” x 41-1/2” – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table

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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the sides. Assemble the side frames as shown using glue and countersunk 3” screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the frame. Secure the 2×2 pieces to the side frames using glue and countersunk 3” screws. Secure the 1×2 pieces to the ends of the 2×2 pieces as well as the side frames using glue and countersunk 2” screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table_Frame

Step Three

Cut the 1×2 piece for the center support. Secure to the 1×2 frame pieces as shown using countersunk 2” screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table_Center Support

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. Spread glue on the top of the frame and sides. Position the top so that it overhangs the frame by 1” on all sides. Secure in place using 1-1/4” brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Fairhaven Coffee Table_Top

Fill the holes and finish as desired.

This table would be fabulous in any finish – stained, painted, with metallic legs, etc. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Fairhaven Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




An Ultra-Modern and Fabulous Coffee Table

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table

This is a truly fabulous coffee table! The DIY plans to build a Bernard Coffee Table feature a lower shelf and off set legs on one side. Where the legs are offset, the top shelf offers an inset “tray” that gives a truly unique look to this table! This is a very easy build that can be completed in a weekend.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 6 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 half sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1 full sheet of ¾” plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 3-1/2” – Shorter Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 17-1/4” – Taller Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 25” – Lower Frame
  • 2 – 2×2 at 56-1/2” – Lower Frame
  • 2 – 2×2 at 14-1/4” – Top Supports
  • 2 – 2×2 at 59-1/2” – Upper Frame
  • 3 – 2×2 at 25” – Upper Stretchers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 25” x 56-1/2” – Lower Shelf
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 25” x 41-1/2” – Top
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 13-1/2” x 25” – Inset Shelf

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the shorter legs, the taller legs, and the lower frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as the top end of the taller legs. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Lower Frame

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the top supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the lower frame at the dimensions indicated in the drawing using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Top Supports

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the upper frame. Secure to the taller legs and top supports using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Upper Frame

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the upper stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Orient the pocket holes so they face to the inside of the frame (or down – so they won’t have to be filled), then secure using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Upper Stretchers

Step Five

Cut the piece for the shelf. With the pocket hole jig set for ¾” material, drill pocket holes in all four edges of the shelf. Secure to the frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelf will be flush with the top face of the frame.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Shelf

Step Six

Cut the piece for the top and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top face of the top will be flush with the top face of the frame.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Top

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the inset shelf and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The bottom face of the shelf will be flush with the bottom face of the frame.

DIY Plans to Build a Bernard Coffee Table_Inset

Fill the holes and finish as desired.

This table would look awesome with any finish whether it is a dark stain or a high gloss paint! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Bernard Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




A Coffee Table with an Industrial Look and Faux Metal Sides

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table

Mixing dark stained woods with metal is always such a neat look… The DIY plans to build a Monette Coffee Table can be finished with a stained top and drawer fronts, and metallic paint on the cabinet box itself to mimic the look of metal. The plans feature a large square top, three drawers, and casters on the bottom for easy movement. This is a very easy plan that can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 3 sets of 22″ Drawer slides
  • 4 – 2″ casters
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 4 – 1×4 at 8′
  • 2 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 34-3/4″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 33-1/4″ x 34-3/4″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-3/4″ x 33-1/4″ – Back
  • 3 – 1×2 at 33-1/4″ – Front Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 36-3/4″ x 36-3/4″ – Top
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 20-1/2″ x 30-3/4″ – Drawer Box Bottoms
  • 6 – 1×4 at 20-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 6 – 1×4 at 32-1/4″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-1/4″ x 33″ – Drawer Fronts

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the sides and bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in the side edges of the bottom. Secure the bottom to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Sides & Bottom

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back, and drill pocket holes in the side and bottom edges. Secure the back to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Back

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Front Stretchers

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overhang the cabinet by 1″ on all sides. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Install the casters on the bottom according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Top

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Casters

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Drawer BS

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Drawer FB

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

DIY Plans to Build a Monette Coffee Table_Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired.

There are several cool ways to finish this coffee table – a painted finish with a huge stencil on the top, a rustic and weathered finish, or just leave it plain! The coffee table will fit into any decor style and the drawers offer fabulous storage for remotes, magazines, snacks, etc. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Monette Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Coffee Table with Simple Lines

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table

Sometimes, the simplest piece of furniture makes the biggest statement and this is true with the Simply Classic Coffee Table! The DIY plans to build a Simply Classic Coffee Table feature a plain top and sides, with a shelf underneath. The table will look fabulous with any finish and in any room!

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 4′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 16-1/2″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 48″ – Side Frames
  • 2 – 2×2 at 21″ – End Frames
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21″ x 45″ – Top Panels
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 21″ – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1×2 at 19-1/2″ – Shelf Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 46-1/2″ – Shelf Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/2″ x 45″ – Shelf

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and side frames. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in one end only of each leg. Secure the legs to the side frame pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Side Frames

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the end frames and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the end frame pieces to the side frames using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Ends

Step Three

Cut the piece for the top panel. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the top panel. Secure the top panel to the side and end frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the panel will be flush with the top face of the side and end framing pieces.

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Top

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the side panels and drill pocket holes in the side and top edges. Secure the panels to the side legs and end frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the panels will be flush with the outside faces of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Side Panels

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the shelf. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter shelf frame pieces. Assemble the frame with the pocket holes facing out – this way they won’t be visible!

Position the frame as shown, then secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ countersunk screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Shelf Frame 1 DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Shelf Frame 2

Step Six

Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the shelf to the inside of the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelf will be flush with the top face of the frame.

DIY Plans to Build a Simply Classic Coffee Table_Shelf

Finish as desired.

The DIY plans to build a Simply Classic Coffee Table are perfect for those new to woodworking – or those looking for a quick and easy project! Have any questions about the plans? Leave a comment below!