How to Build a Coffee Table Out of Wood
Having a coffee table in your living room can not only provide a nice aesthetic but can also be practical when it comes to serving snacks, drinks and guests. Building a coffee table out of wood is a great way to create a piece of furniture that can be an integral part of your home for many years. Here’s how to make one:
- Wood (for tabletop and legs)
- Measuring Tape
- Stain or Paint
Cut the Wood Pieces
Using the saw, cut four pieces of wood to the same size and shape for the tabletop. Two of the pieces should be slightly longer than the other two to form the sides of the tabletop. Next, measure and cut four pieces of wood for the legs. Make sure they are all the same size. Sand down any rough edges and corners.
Lay down the two smaller pieces you have cut for the tabletop in a perpendicular fashion. Connect the two pieces using four screws at each end. Then, place the two longer pieces onto the other pieces and attach them with screws. Make sure the screws are securely fastened in place.
Attach Tabletop to Legs
Now that the tabletop is complete, you can attach it to the legs. Place the legs in each of the four corners of the tabletop. Mark where the legs will be attached on the underside of the tabletop and drill holes for the screws. Using screws, attach the legs to the tabletop.
Now that the coffee table is built, it’s time to give it a smooth finish. Sand down the wood and apply your desired stain or paint. Allow for the finish to dry thoroughly before using the table.
Congrats! You’ve now made your very own coffee table out of wood. You can now enjoy using it in your home or give it away as a special gift.