Building a Farmhouse Coffee Table
A classic and timeless furniture piece, farmhouse coffee tables are stylish, functional and easy to build. Here are a few simple steps to get you started.
Gather the Supplies
Before you begin building the table, you will need the following supplies:
- Wood of your choice
- Wood glue
- Wood finish of your choice
Cutting and Drilling the Wood
Once you have your supplies, start by cutting the wood to the desired length and width. Cut the pieces to the right size, then use the drill to make any necessary holes. Finish the pieces off by sanding them down.
Assembling the Table
With the pieces cut and shaped, it’s time to assemble the table. First, use wood glue to attach each leg to the top of the table. Secure the legs with screws. Next, attach the cross-brace to the legs. Finally, attach the sides to the table frame with screws.
Finishing the Table
Once the table is constructed, it’s time to finish it. Sand the entire surface of the table to remove any imperfections and to prepare the surface for finish. Choose your finish – stain, paint or varnish – and apply it to the table, following the instructions on the package.
Enjoy Your Finished Table
Once the finish dries, your farmhouse coffee table is ready to use. Place it in your living room, den or home office for added rustic charm. Enjoy your finished table for years to come.