How to Build a Small Coffee Table
Are you tired of searching for the right coffee table but can’t seem to find something that fits your space? Why not build your own? Building a small coffee table isn’t hard, even if you’re a beginner. Here’s how to do it:
Things You’ll Need
- Wood (this will depend on the size of your table)
- Wood glue
- Nails and a hammer
- Finishing supplies (stain or paint, sealer, etc.)
Step 1: Measure the Space
Before you start building, be sure to measure the space you intend to put your coffee table in. This will help you get the sizing right when you are picking materials for your table.
Step 2: Cut the Wood Pieces
Once you have the measurements, use a saw to cut out the pieces. Cut the legs (dowels should be sufficient) first, and then cut the top and bottom supports and shelf (if you want one).
Step 3: Assemble the Table
Now that you have all your pieces cut, it’s time to assemble the table. Start by nailing the legs (or screw if you prefer) to the bottom support. Make sure to line up the edges of the legs and bottom support and secure with wood glue. Then, attach the top support, shelf (if desired), and finally the table top.
Step 4: Finish the Table
Once the table is assembled, you can go ahead and finish it. Use sandpaper to smooth any rough edges, then apply a stain or paint as desired. Finish with a sealer to protect your table over time. And you’re done!
Building a small coffee table requires a few basic materials and tools, but it’s a satisfying project that can be accomplished in a few hours. With a little patience and creativity, you can create the perfect piece of furniture for your home.