A Super-Easy and Inexpensive Coffee Table to Build
This coffee table has to be the easiest build ever… Using straight off the shelf boards, the DIY plans to build a Round Rustic Coffee Table feature a planked top with a solid 2×2 base. This is a table that can be completely finished in a weekend!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/2″ screws (<– affiliate link!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- 1 – 1×6 at 4′
- 3 – 1×6 at 8′
- 3 – 2×2 at 6′
- 4 – 2×2 at 17-1/4″ – Base Legs
- 2 – 2×2 at 29″ – Base Framing
- 4 – 2×2 at 13-3/4″ – Base Framing
- 7 – 1×6 at 38-1/2″ – Top
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Here are a couple of other plans for round tables:
Cut the pieces for the legs and the longer base framing. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Secure the framing pieces to two of the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shorter base framing and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the shorter base framing pieces to the remaining two legs and to the center of the longer framing pieces.
Cut the pieces for the top. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes along one long edge of each piece except one. Secure the pieces to each other using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Mark the center of the center board. Using a pencil and string, draw a circle around the planked top. Cut the excess away using a jigsaw, then thoroughly sand.
Position the top on the base so that 3-1/4″ overhangs on all sides of the base. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/2″ screws through the planked top into the base.
Finish as desired.
The coffee table can be finished any way desired… I would use a dark stain because that is how I roll (wink, wink!)! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Round Rustic Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!
Originally posted 2015-07-10 08:00:27.