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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

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

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!

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