Build a Messner Coffee Table

Quick and Easy DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table

This coffee table is a super-easy build… The DIY plans to build a Messner coffee table feature a roomy top, chunky legs that have decorative tapers at the bottom, and a slatted shelf. This table is an excellent first project and can be finished in a variety of ways!

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Materials:

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

Lumber:

  • 5 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×4 at 6′
  • 1 – 4×4 post at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 4×4 posts at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×3 at 15″ – Upper Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×4 at 15″ – Lower Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 38″ – Upper Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×4 at 38″ – Upper Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 19-1/2″ – Top Supports
  • 17 – 1×2 at 15″ – Shelf Slats
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20-1/2″ x 43-1/2″ – Top Panel
  • 2 – 1×2 at 20-1/2″ – Top End Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 46-1/2″ – Top Side Trim

DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs. Each leg has a decorative beveled bottom. I demonstrate how to cut these bevels in this post. It is easiest to cut them on a miter saw but a jigsaw or a bandsaw can also be used. Mark the legs at 1″ in from the sides, and 4″ up from the bottom, then cut the tapers.

DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table-Legs

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the stretchers to the legs as shown using glue and 2″ pocket hole screws. The upper side stretchers will be located 1/2″ back from the outside face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table-Sides

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs using glue and 2″ pocket hole screws. The upper stretchers will be located 1/2″ back from the outside face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table-Stretchers

Step Four

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

DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table-Top Supports

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the slats and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the slats to the lower stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The spacing between the slats will be 3/4″, and the first slat will be spaced 1/4″ from the lower side stretcher.

DIY Plans to Build a Messner Coffee Table-Shelf Slats

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the top panel and top trim. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the top as well as each end of the shorter trim pieces. Assemble the top as shown. Use a router and a decorative bit to cut a nice edge along the outside of the top.

Position the top on the leg frame so that it overhangs by 3/4″ on all sides. Secure the top to the frame and legs using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

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Finish as desired.

The style of this table will fit into any decor and if finished properly, would look great outside on the deck or a patio! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Messner coffee table? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Build a Regency Coffee Table

The Regency Coffee Table Plans – The Perfect First Project!

This is an easy-to-build yet striking coffee table. I love the “crossed” legs and the square, roomy top! The Regency coffee table plans also feature solid wood edging on the plywood top so that a decorative edge can be routed on it. The plan requires straight off-the-shelf lumber and is a very inexpensive build!
Regency Coffee Table Plans-Copy

Materials:

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

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 2×4 at 6′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×4 at 12-3/4″ – Coffee Table Frame
  • 2 – 2×4 at 27″ – Coffee Table Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 34″ x 34″ – Top Panel
  • 2 – 1×2 at 24″ – Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 37″ – Top Trim

Regency Coffee Table PlansClick on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the frames. Mark the position for the notches in each of the longer 2×4 pieces. Cut the notches using a jigsaw, a bandsaw, or by making a series of kerfs on the table saw. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the longer frame pieces. Secure the shorter pieces to the longer pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Regency Coffee Table Plans-Frame 1Regency Coffee Table Plans-Frame 2

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the top panel and the trim pieces. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the trim pieces as well as all four edges of the panel. Secure the shorter trim pieces to the panel using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then secure the longer trim pieces in the same manner.

Position the top on the base so that the top overhangs by 6″ on all sides. Secure the top to the base using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Regency Coffee Table Plans-Top 1Regency Coffee Table Plans-Top 2Finish as desired!

Wouldn’t the top be fabulous using the glue-resist technique? I may have to add the Regency coffee table plans to my to build list! Have any questions? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

I am also now officially for hire ~ contact me for details on having a plan designed and drawn specifically for you!




Build a Greek Key Coffee Table with a Glass Top

Use These Coffee Table Plans in a Greek Key Style to Create a Fabulous Piece of Furniture!

These coffee table plans in a Greek Key style only look complicated… This is a very easy piece to construct and uses off-the-shelf lumber! Featuring a glass top and plenty of style, this coffee table will be a fantastic addition to any decor!

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Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 3″ screws
  • Wood glue
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Countersink bit for drill
  • Router with 3/8″ rabbeting bit
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2×4 at 6′
  • 2 – 2×4 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×6 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×10 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×12 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×12 at 8′
  • Glass or Plexiglas cut to fit the opening

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×6 at 16-1/2″ – Base Sides
  • 4 – 2×12 at 16-1/2″ – Base Sides
  • 2 – 2×10 at 28″ – Base Bottom
  • 2 – 2×12 at 28″ – Base
  • 4 – 2×4 at 28″ – Base
  • 1 – 2×12 at 23-1/2″ – Bridge
  • 2 – 2×4 at 21″ – Top Frame
  • 2 – 2×4 at 48″ – Top Frame

coffee table plans greek key

Notes:

If the 2x material has rounded edges, the pieces can be squared off on the table saw by ripping 1/8″ off of each piece. The lengths of some of the horizontal pieces (the bottom, base pieces, and the top frame) will have to be adjusted. This will not affect the length of the side pieces or the bridge.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, dill pocket holes in each piece as indicated in the drawings. Assemble the sides using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 coffee table plans greek key_Base 1

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the bottom and drill pocket holes along each long edge. Secure to the sides using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 coffee table plans greek key_Base 2

Step Three

Cut the remaining base pieces. Secure the 2×12 piece to the bottom using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Secure the 2×4 pieces to each other in an L shape using glue and countersunk 3″ screws. Attach the L shaped assembly to the vertical 2×12 piece using glue and countersunk 3″ screws.

 coffee table plans greek key_Base 3

Step Four

Cut the piece for the bridge and drill pocket holes in each shorter edge. Secure the bridge to the base pieces as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 coffee table plans greek key_Bridge

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the top frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter frame pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Use the router and the rabbeting bit to cut a 1/4″ deep rabbet on the top of the frame opening to allow for the glass. Secure the top frame to the sides using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 coffee table plans greek key_Top 1

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Finish as desired. Secure the glass with a bead of clear silicone.

Another lumber option for these coffee table plans in a Greek Key Style is plywood! Two pieces would have to be cut and laminated together to substitute for each 2x material piece, and edge banding would be applied to the exposed edges. It would be economical and a great way to use a different species of lumber! Need help with any of my plans? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Build a Modern Chunky Coffee Table

DIY Plans for a Chunky Coffee Table with a Modern Twist

These plans for a modern chunky coffee table use straight off-the-shelf lumber which make for a quick and easy build! This table only looks complicated thanks to a nifty staining technique to give a two-toned look to the top but then again, it can be finished any way you choose! To make things even easier for those just getting started, a pocket hole jig will not be required for assembly – just regular long screws and brad nails!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ screws
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100. 150. 220 grits)
  • Masking tape, if using two stains
  • Wood filler
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×6 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 8 – 3/4″ x 3/4″ dowel at 3″ – Shelf Supports
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 41-1/2″ – Shelf
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8″ – Shelf Trim
  • 4 – 1×2 at 20-3/4″ – Shelf Trim
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22-1/2″ x 46-1/2″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 22-1/2″ – Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 48″ – Top Trim

build modern chunky coffee table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the shelf supports. Secure the shelf supports to the legs using glue and 1-1/2″ screws. Pre-drill the holes in the supports first to prevent splitting!

 modern chunky coffee table_Legs

Step Two

Cut the piece for the shelf. Mark the position for the notches and cut them out using a jigsaw. Attach the shelf to the shelf supports using countersunk 1-1/2″ screws, pre-drilling the holes first.

Cut the pieces for the shelf trim. Attach to the ends and sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. The top of the trim will be flush with the top of the shelf.

 modern chunky coffee table_Shelf 1

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Step Three

Cut the pieces for the top and the top trim. Attach the shorter trim pieces first using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then attach the longer pieces. Fitting the top over the legs will be a tight fit, so the outside edges of the legs may need to be sanded. Secure the top using glue and 2-1/2″ screws through the trim into each leg.

 modern chunky coffee table_Top

Fill the holes and finish as desired!

To create the two-toned stain, lightly draw lines on the top to mark the pattern for the stain. Mask off the areas where the first color of stain will NOT be applied. Apply the stain as normal and let it dry. Remove the masking tape. Mask off the area where the first color of stain was applied, then apply the second color and let it dry. Remove the masking tape and seal as normal!

Fabulous!! Build this  modern chunky coffee table to fit into any design scheme and create the perfect piece of furniture in front of a fireplace, in a family room, or on an enclosed porch!




Build a Trunk-Style Coffee Table

The Perfect Plans to Build a Trunk Style Coffee Table with Plenty of Storage!

These trunk style coffee table plans are the greatest storage solution for hiding blankets and extra pillows, books, or (like me) storing a mass of yarn and unfinished knitting projects! Featuring a plywood top and panels, and vertical trim pieces, this trunk would be fabulous in a variety of finishes! Plus a decorative edge can be routed on the top for an elegant look!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1 set of hinges or 1 continuous hinge
  • Decorative hasp lock, optional
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 6 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′ or 1 – 8′ piece of decorative trim
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 quarter sheet of 3/4″ plywood (2′ x 4′)
  • 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 1×2 at 20″ – End Frames
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-3/4″ x 20″ – End Panels
  • 4 – 1×2 at 44″ – Side Frames
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 44″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-3/4″ x 44″ – Side Panels
  • 8 – 1×2 (or decorative trim) at 11-3/4″ – Vertical Trim Pieces
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21″ x 45″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 21″ – Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 45″ – Top Trim

build trunk style coffee table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, end frames, and end panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as all four edges of the panels. Attach the frame pieces to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face away from the center. This way they will be hidden and will not have to be filled. Insert the panel then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back edge of the frame.

 storage coffee table plans_Ends

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces so the pocket holes face away from the center.

 storage coffee table plans_Side Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the lower stretchers and the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 storage coffee table plans_Bottom

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the side panels and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the side stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels will be flush with the inside face of the stretchers.

 storage coffee table plans_Side Panels

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the vertical trim. Position the pieces so they are evenly spaced, then secure using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

 storage coffee table plans_Trim

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the top and the top trim. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side trim pieces, as well as all four edges of the panel. Attach the side pieces to the panel using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then attach the longer trim pieces. Rout a decorative edge if desired.

Position the top with 1/2″ overlapping all sides, then install the hinges.

 storage coffee table plans_Top 1

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Finish as desired.

Storage is usually at a minimum – build these trunk style coffee table plans to help provide extra space! Do you have a request for furniture plans? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Build a Tura Coffee Table

Free Plans to Build a Tura Coffee Table

I like this coffee table… The free plans to build a Tura Coffee Table have a drawer to hide the remotes and other assorted goodies (like lip balm, lotion, and snacks) from assorted four-legged furry friends who like to run off with them! Also, the top is like a blank canvas that can be decorated however your heart desires!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • One set of 14″ drawer slides
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 20-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14″ – Side Frame
  • 2 – 2×2 at 14″ – Side Frame
  • 1 – 1×4 at 44″ – Back Frame
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8-3/4″ – Front Apron
  • 2 – 1×4 at 15-1/2″ – Drawer Supports
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17″ x 47″ – Top
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/4″ x 24″ – Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – 1×3 at 13-1/4″ – Drawer Sides
  • 1 – 1×3 at 25-1/2″ – Drawer Back
  • 1 – 1×4 (ripped to 3-3/8″ wide) at 26-1/4″ – Drawer Front

free plans to build a tura coffee table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and side frames. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Use glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws to secure the upper frame piece to the legs, and glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws to secure the lower frame piece to the legs. Orient the pocket holes in the lower piece so they face down and won’t have to be filled!

free plans to build a tura coffee table_Sides

Step Two

Cut the piece for the back apron and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the apron to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a tura coffee table_Back ApronStep Three

Cut the pieces for the front aprons and the drawer spacers. Drill pocket holes in one end only of the front apron piece, as well as each end of the drawer supports. Assemble the pieces to form two “L” sheets using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Attach each assembly to the legs and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4″pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a tura coffee table_Front Apron & SpacerStep Four

Cut the piece for the top and secure to the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

free plans to build a tura coffee table_TopStep Five

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The fronts will overlap the drawer box by 3/8″ on each side.

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

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You can build an awesome table with the free plans to build a Tura Coffee Table! This is a great, easy project for those new to woodworking or for those who have to satisfy that building “need”! Got a project you’ve completed using my plans? Share photos with me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

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Build a Ross Coffee Table

Free Plans to Build a World Market Inspired Ross Coffee Table

Today’s plan is a worldly coffee table perfect for those who are just starting out with DIY or for those who just want something easy to build! Regular off-the-shelf boards can be used, or plywood with or without edge banding! The free plans to build a World Market inspired Ross Coffee Table feature a large drawer for hiding snacks, remotes, or magazines.

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • 1 set of 18″ drawer slides
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 36″
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2  – 1×6 at 6′
  • 2 – 1×8 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×10 at 4′
  • 1 – Half sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 1×8 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 1×2 at 21-1/2″ – Side Frames
  • 2 – 1×8 at 21-1/2″ – Side Panels
  • 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 31″ – Back Frame & Front Stretchers
  • 1 – 1×8 at 31″ – Back Panel
  • 2 – 1×10 (ripped to 9″ wide) at 21-1/2″ – Dividers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-3/4″ x 28-1/2″ – Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – 1×6 at 17-3/4″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 1×6 at 30″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 1×8 (ripped to 7-1/4″ wide) at 30-3/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 24″ x 47″ – Top

free plans to build a world market inspired ross coffee table

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side frames, and the side panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as each end of the panel piece. Attach the frame pieces to the panel piece using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails orienting the pocket holes so they are facing out. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a world market inspired ross coffee table _Sides 

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back frame and panel. Drill a pocket hole in each end of the frame pieces (the dowels) as well as each end of the panel. Attach the frame pieces to the panel using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Make sure the pocket holes are facing the same way as the pocket holes on the panel. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a world market inspired ross coffee table _Back 

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers. Drill one pocket hole in each end. Position as shown and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 free plans to build a world market inspired ross coffee table _Front Stretchers

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the dividers and drill pocket holes in each end. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a world market inspired ross coffee table _Dividers 

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overlap by 1/2″ on each side. Secure to the table frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

free plans to build a world market inspired ross coffee table _Top 

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions setting them back 3/4″ from the front face of the opening to allow for the drawer front. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

Cut the piece for the drawer front. For an easy tutorial on attaching the drawer front, click here.

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Finish as desired!

I really love the free plans to build a World Market inspired Ross Coffee Table! I may add it to the “to build” list but that list continually gets longer instead of shorter! Will you add this plan to your list?

Have a request for a plan? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to create a plan for you!




Build a Luberon Coffee Table

Free Plans to Build a Hammary Luberon Coffee Table

Today, I’m sharing free plans to build a Joss & Main inspired Hammary Luberon coffee table, perfect for reclaimed wood or new wood with an “old” finish on it! Large and in charge with a shelf underneath, it is sure to satisfy any entertaining needs!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/2″ screws
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×6 at 16-1/2″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 21″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×2 at 29″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 32″ – Outer Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 29″ x 29″ – Shelf
  • 7 – 2×6 at 38-1/2″ – Top
  • 4 – 2×2 at 41-1/2″ – Top Edging

free plans to build a joss main inspired hammary luberon coffee table

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and stretchers. Drill pocket holes in the top edge of the legs, as well as both ends of the 2×2 stretchers. Position the stretchers as shown, and secure using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Position the outer stretchers and secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/2″ countersunk screws through the stretchers into the outside.

free plans to build a joss main inspired hammary luberon coffee table_Legs & Stretchers

Step Two

Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket in all four bottom edges. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the shelf will be flush with the top edge of the stretchers.

free plans to build a joss main inspired hammary luberon coffee table_Shelf

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the top. The top can either be assembled by drilling pocket holes as shown, or by edge gluing the pieces together and using metal mending strips on the underside. Pocket holes will still have to be drilled at each end of each piece to attach the trim.

Cut the pieces for the top trim and cut 45 degree miters at each end. Attach to the top panel using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Pocket holes can be drilled in the mitered edges or corner brackets can be used to keep the corners together.

Attach the top with 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws through the legs into the underside of the top.

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free plans to build a joss main inspired hammary luberon coffee table_Top 2Finish as desired!

The  free plans to build a Joss & Main inspired Hammary Luberon coffee table are a quick, easy, and inexpensive build. It would be really awesome if constructed out of lumber suitable for the outdoors and used on a deck! Have a request for a plan? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to create a plan for you!




Build a Banyan Coffee Table

Free Plans to Build a Joss & Main Inspired Banyan Coffee Table

This table is just one piece in a stylish and functional collection. A quick and easy build, the free plans to build a Joss & Main inspired Banyan coffee table feature tapered legs and a center drawer for storage!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • One set of 18″ drawer slides
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 16-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 1×2 at 18-3/4″ – Side Frames
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 18-3/4″ – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1×2 at 42″ – Back Frame
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 42″ – Back Panel
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21-3/4″ x 45″ – Shelf
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/2″ x 20-1/4″ – Supports
  • 4 – 1×2 at 14″ – Fronts
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 14″ – Front Panels
  • 1 – 1×2 (ripped to 1-3/8″ wide) at 13-3/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 1 – 1×2 at 13-3/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood at 13-3/4″ – Drawer Front Panel
  • 1- 3/4″ plywood at 6-3/8″ x 13-3/4″ – Drawer Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-3/8″ x 18″ – Drawer Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/4″ x 18″ – Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-3/4″ x 47″ – Top

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the taper as indicated using a jigsaw or a tapering jig on a table saw.

Cut the pieces for the side frames and panels. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach the frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the panel will be flush with the back side of the frame pieces. Attach the side panels to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Legs free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back frame and panel. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach the frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the panel will be flush with the back side of the frame pieces. Attach the back panel to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Back

Step Three

Cut the piece for the shelf. The shelf is located 2″ up from the bottom of the legs. Measure the legs before cutting the notches, then cut the notches using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes as shown, and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Shelf 1 free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Shelf 2

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the back panel as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Supports

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the front frames and panels. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach the frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the panel will be flush with the back side of the frame pieces. There will be a right piece and a left piece. Attach using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Fronts 1 free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Fronts 2

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Assemble the front panel in the same manner as the sides, back, and fronts. The narrower 1×2 will be on the top. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

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Step Seven

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overlap by 1″ on each side. Secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan coffee table_Top

Finish as desired!

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Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table

Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table

This is a really nice, hefty coffee table. It features a drawer to hide the remotes (or snacks!) from little paws. Super easy in construction, it should fit nicely with any decor!

When constructing the top, the 2x4s can be squared up on the table saw so that the plywood centers fit nice and flush against them. Also, if 4×4 posts are not available, 2x4s glued together and squared on the table saw can be used. For a tutorial, click here.

 

Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table
Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table

 

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 24″ drawer slides
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 4×4 posts at 19-1/2″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×4 at 23″ – Side Aprons
  • 1 – 2×4 at 45″ – Back Apron
  • 2 – 2×4 at 13-1/4″ – Front Aprons
  • 2 – 2×4 at 27″ – Supports
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 25″ x 47″ – Top
  • 2 – 2×4 at 25″ – Top Side
  • 2 – 2×4 at 54″ – Top Front & Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 24″ – Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 3-3/8″ x 24″ – Drawer Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 3-3/8″ x 17-1/2″ – Drawer Back
  • 1 – 2×4 (ripped to 3-3/8″ wide)  at 18-1/4″ – Drawer Front

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

1. Cut the pieces for the legs and the side aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end of the apron pieces, as well as along one long edge, and attach to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The front face of the aprons will be flush with the outside face of the legs.

 Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Sides

2. Cut the piece for the back apron. Drill pocket holes in each end, as well as one long edge, and attach to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The front face of the apron will be flush with the outside face of the legs.

 Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Back Apron

3. Cut the pieces for the front aprons and the supports. Drill pocket holes in each end and one long edge of the supports, as well as one edge and one long edge of each apron piece. Attach the pieces to each other as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. There will be a right and a left! then attach the pieces to the legs and back using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Front Apron

4. Cut the pieces for the top. One edge of the 2x4s can be “squared up” on the table saw (by ripping 1/8″ off  of one edge) in  order for the center panels to fit squarely. Assemble the 2×4 frame first using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Drill pocket holes along all four edges of each plywood piece. Insert the first piece into the frame securing with glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws making sure the outside face is flush with the top face of the frame. Then insert the second piece and secure in the same manner. Position the top so that 1″ overlaps each side and secure with 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws through the holes drilled in the aprons and supports into the underside of the top.

 Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Top 1

Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Top 2

5. Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The 2×4 front will overlap the drawer box by 3/8″ on each side.

Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Drawer BS

Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Drawer FB

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

 Free Plans for a Joss & Main Inspired Lodge Coffee Table_Drawer Front

Finish as desired!

 

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Happy Creating!