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A Coffee Table with a Creative Base


DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table

This coffee table has a really unique base… The DIY plans to build a Curved Base Coffee Table feature curved accents between the legs. Templates are included for the curved pieces and although this project may take a little longer than a weekend to complete, the style is well worth it!

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Copy

Materials:

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

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 18-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 26″ – Side Stretchers
  • 4 – 2×6 at 19-1/2″ – Side Piece #1
  • 4 – 2×4 at 10-5/16″ – Side Piece #2
  • 2 – 2×4 at 11-13/16″ – Side Piece #3
  • 2 – 2×2 at 43″ – Front & Back Stretchers
  • 1 – 2×2 at 26″ – Center Support
  • 4 – 2×6 at 24-15/16″ – Front & Back Piece #1
  • 4 – 2×4 at 14-9/16″ – Front & Back Piece #2
  • 2 – 2×4 at 17″ – Front & Back #3
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 31″ x 48″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table

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Step One

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

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces to length for side piece #1. Print the templates and align the sheets at the registration marks. Tape the sheets together, then cut out the template. Trace the template in the lumber and cut out the pieces using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Clamp all of the pieces together, then sand thoroughly. Drill a pocket hole (or two) at each end and secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Side 1_1

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Side 1_2

Step Three

Cut the pieces to length for side pieces #2 and #3. Print the templates (#2 and #3) and align the sheets at the registration marks. Tape the sheets together, then cut out the template. Trace the template in the lumber and cut out the pieces using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Clamp like pieces together and sand. Drill a pocket hole (or two) at each end and secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Side 2 3_1 DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Side 2 3_2

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the front and back stretchers, and the center support. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the stretchers to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the center support to the front and back stretchers using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Front & Back Stretchers

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Center Support

Step Five

Cut the pieces to length for front and back piece #1. Print the templates and align the sheets at the registration marks. Tape the sheets together, then cut out the template. Trace the template in the lumber and cut out the pieces using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Clamp all of the pieces together, then sand thoroughly. Drill a pocket hole (or two) at each end and secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Front & Back 1_1

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Front & Back 1_2

Step Six

Cut the pieces to length for front and back pieces #2 and #3. Print the templates (#2 and #3) and align the sheets at the registration marks. Tape the sheets together, then cut out the template. Trace the template in the lumber and cut out the pieces using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Clamp like pieces together and sand. Drill a pocket hole (or two) at each end and secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Front & Back 2 3_1

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Front & Back 2 3_2

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the top. Apply edge banding to all sides, then sand thoroughly. The top will overhang on all sides by 1″. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Curved Base Coffee Table_Top

Finish as desired.

For finishing purposes, it may be easier to fill the pocket holes in the base before attaching the top. The base can also be finished in a different color. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Curved Base Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!

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