how to build a simple plank coffee table

How to build a Simple Plank Coffee Table

A simple plank coffee table is an attractive addition to any space and can be easily built in a few hours. With the right materials and tools, you can make a sturdy and beautiful coffee table from planks.


  • 4 Planks at least 2″ thick, 12″ wide and 2’6″ long
  • Screws, at least 3/4″ in length
  • Wood glue
  • Table/Cabinet legs
  • Wood stains and sealant (optional)


  • Power drill
  • Circular saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Double sided tape (optional)
  • Protective gloves


  1. Cut the planks to appropriate length with the circular saw. For a 2’6″ table top, cut the planks to 2’6″ long.
  2. Use sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the planks if necessary for a neat finish.
  3. Apply wood glue on the edges of each plank and place them together. You can also use double-sided tape for extra strength. Place some heavy weights on the planks and leave it undisturbed for an hour.
  4. Drill holes on the edges of the planks and insert the screws. Alternately, you can use an air stapler instead of a drill.
  5. Let the table top dry for a couple of days.
  6. Attach the table/cabinet legs to the base.
  7. If necessary, you can apply wood stains and sealants to protect the wood.

And there you have it! Your very own simple plank coffee table – a great addition to your home or office!

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