So we made this coffee table before we ever started a blog and YouTube channel. As usual, we saw this out shopping (World Market) and decided we could Make It! This coffee table is SUPER durable for kids and families. Our kids aren't toddlers anymore, but still tend to sit on this table like it's a bench! We originally made this table last year, since then we have made LOTS of pieces for our family room and decided the stain color no longer matched. We took it apart, rebuilt it and stained with Varathane's Briarsmoke, now its durable and looks beautiful in our room! We found these plans from Jaime Costiglio's Blog. Here's how we made ours!
Drill pocket holes in the 1x3 top supports. Attach short end top support to legs using wood glue and 1 1/4” pocket hole screws. Keep support inset 3/8” from outer edge. Make 2.
Attach short end base support to legs using wood glue and 2 ½” Pocket hole screws.
Attach long sides top supports to short sides using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Attach long side base supports to short sides using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Attach center base cross support using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Attach base slats to frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.
Attach top slat supports to frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Make top by attaching boards using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Attach top to base frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
And that's it! This was so easy and quick for such a durable and beautiful piece of furniture !
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.