Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest DIY project! This week, I made a coffee table that's so simple to build, it's almost crazy not to make one. For about $35 dollars in materials and a few hours, you can have one too. All the steps are laid out below!
- (4) 2 x 2 x 96" Select Pine Boards
- (5) 1 x 6 x 72" Pine Boards
- (8) L-Brackets
- 2" Wood Screws
- Decorative Nails (Mine were upholstery nails)
- Wood Stain/Polyurethane
- Wood Glue
- Compound Miter Saw
- 18v Electric Brad Nailer
- Power Sander
- Power Drill
- Eye Protection
Step 1 – Assemble Frames
You'll start by making two identical frames from the 48" and 19" boards. I drilled countersinking holes into the ends of the longer boards with my pocket hole drill bit and using 2" wood screws and wood glue, attached the 19" pieces.
Here you can see the way the countersunk screws look. Since I'm going to be adding corner brackets, these holes will be hidden.
Step Two – Add Legs to Attach Frames
Again, I used wood glue and 2 inch wood screws to attach the 12 inch legs at every corner of both frames.
Step 4 – Add Boards for the Top
Once you have cut the five boards for the top to 48 inches each, you can attach them. I did this by applying wood glue around the perimeter of the top frame, and then nailing the boards down with my brad nailer.
Step 5 – Stain and Add Corner Brackets
For this project, I used Minwax wood stain in dark walnut. I followed that with two coats of polyurethane because this is a coffee table and, let's be real, I'm clumsy and spill things. The polyurethane will seal the wood so that moisture does not damage it. After the stain and polyurethane are dry I attached corner brackets on every corner that I had spray-painted black. I actually had some upholstery tacks lying around so I used those to attach the corner brackets because they aren't structural.
I'm so happy with how this project turned out, especially with how easy to make and inexpensive it was. I feel like my taste in home decor is definitely going to a more modern place, and I'm not complaining. I love the modern look paired with rustic accents! Thank you all for checking out this post, I hope that you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments what you would like to see me make next!