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Build Sam’s Rustic Coffee Table

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Plans for a Beautiful Rustic Coffee Table Requested by Sam

I love getting requests for furniture plans! I was recently contacted by Sam who asked me to create plans for a rustic coffee table. The inspiration piece is gorgeous and I sure hope my plans have done that table some justice!

coffee table plans sam_Copy

Materials:

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

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×4 at 16-1/2″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×6 at 16-1/2″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×4 at 15-1/2″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×4 at 38″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×4 at 20-1/2″ – Shelf Supports
  • 4 – 2×4 at 45″ – Shelf Supports & Shelf
  • 3 – 2×6 at 45″ – Shelf
  • 3 – 2×4 at 23-1/2″ – Top Supports
  • 2 – 2×6 at 27-1/2″ – Top Ends
  • 5 – 2×6 at 38″ – Top

coffee table plans sam

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in one long edge of each 2×4 piece. Position the 2×4 leg on the 2×6 leg as shown, the secure using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 coffee table plans sam_Legs

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end, as well as one long edge (to attach the top) of each piece. Secure to each leg assembly using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Make sure the legs are positioned so that there is a right and a left!

 coffee table plans sam_Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the shelf supports. Drill two countersunk holes in each end of each piece. Secure the longer pieces to the legs first using glue and 2-1/2″ screws, then secure the shorter pieces.

 coffee table plans sam_Shelf Supports

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the shelf. Drill two countersunk holes in each end of each piece. The 2×4 pieces will be positioned on the ends with the 2×6 pieces in the center. Secure the pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ screws through the shelf pieces into the supports.

 coffee table plans sam_Shelf

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the top supports and drill pocket holes in each end, as well as one long edge of each piece. Secure to the longer stretchers as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 coffee table plans sam_Top Supports

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the top. Drill pocket holes in each end of the longer pieces. Assemble the top as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Position the top with 1/2″ overlapping each side, then secure using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws from the underside.

coffee table plans sam_Top 1coffee table plans sam_Top 2

 

Finish as desired!

I do believe these coffee table plans for Sam are quite easy and fabulous! If you are interested in having custom plans drawn up, contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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  • Sam

    WOW

  • Qwinkyjr66

    WOw, this really helped me as a student about the planning, man I wish Id found this site ages ago, so then I would have given you my coffee table to plan… but its due tomorrow but this really helped. :)

    • CherTexter

      Excellent! So glad it worked out for you!!