how to build solid wood coffee table

How to build a solid wood coffee table

Are you looking to give your living room an extra touch of character? Building a solid wood coffee table may be the perfect project for you. Here’s how to get it done:

Step 1 – Gather your materials

You will need the following items to build your coffee table:

  • Table saw
  • Chisel
  • Sand paper
  • Wood glue
  • Screws
  • Saw horses
  • Wood stain
  • Clamps
  • 4 pieces of 2″x4″x8′ solid wood
  • 1 piece of 2″x6″x8′ solid wood

Step 2 – Cut the wood to size

Using the table saw, cut the 2x4s and 2×6 into four equal-sized legs and four equal-sized pieces for the frame. You should have eight identical pieces of wood when you are finished. Cut the remaining 2×6 into two equal-sized pieces for the top.

Step 3 – Assemble the frame

Lay the four pieces of wood for the frame side-by-side on a saw horse. With wood glue and clamps, attach the legs to the frame. Let the glue dry before proceeding to the next step.

Step 4 – Attach the top

Position the two pieces of 2×6 for the top on each side of the frame. Secure the top to the frame using screws.

Step 5 – Finishing touches

To finish your coffee table, sand and stain the wood. You can then add hardware, such as pulls or hinges, if desired.

Step 6 – Enjoy your new coffee table!

You’ve just built a sturdy and attractive solid wood coffee table – enjoy!

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