how to build a large square coffee table

Building a Large Square Coffee Table

A large square coffee table can make an eye-catching addition to any room. With DIY furniture becoming a cost-effective and popular way to add personal touches to home decor, you can make a statement in your home by constructing your own large square coffee table. You can adjust the sizes of the materials to suit your needs and specifications.

Things You Will Need

  • 4- 5 Pieces of 3/4-inch rough cut plywood.
  • Table saw.
  • Circular saw.
  • Sandpaper.
  • Drill.
  • 2-inch deck screws.
  • Wood glue.
  • Paintbrush.
  • Stain or paint.
  • Clear finish.

Step 1: Cutting the Pieces

Using the table saw, cut the plywood into four squared pieces for the top and base of the coffee table. Cut the wood to the desired size. For example, for a coffee table that measures 2 feet by 2 feet, cut each piece to 24-by-24 inches.

Step 2: Assembling the Pieces

Once the pieces have been cut, you need to assemble the top and bottom. Using wood glue and 2-inch deck screws for the top, line the four pieces up on their edge and screw the pieces together into one piece. Repeat the same process for the bottom of the coffee table.

Step 3: Sanding

Once the top and bottom of the coffee table have been assembled, use sandpaper to sand down any rough edges. This will help to make the table more attractive and more comfortable.

Step 4: Staining or Painting

Once the sanding is complete, you can choose to apply a stain or paint to the coffee table. If using stain, use a paintbrush to apply the stain evenly to the wood. If using paint, apply with a roller for an even finish.

Step 5: Adding a Clear Finish

Once the staining or painting is dry, apply a clear finish. This will help to protect the table from coffee spills and other messes.

Step 6: Putting it Together

Finally, line the top of the table with wood glue and then place it upside down on the bottom of the table. Fasten the table together using wood screws or nails. Once everything is in place, your large square coffee table is ready to use.

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