how to build your own transition coffee table

Building a Transitional Coffee table

Are you looking for a fun, easy and attractive project to add some character to your home? Consider building your own transitional coffee table, perfect for use indoors or on the patio. With a few basic supplies and some simple woodworking skills, you can put a beautiful, personal touch on your home decor.

Gathering Materials

Before you get started, you will need to gather a few materials and tools to complete your project.


  • 1x2x8’ pine board
  • 1x4x8’ pine board
  • 2x2x8’ pine board
  • Plywood: two pieces at 12 inch by 24 inch
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun and 3 inch brad nails
  • Two Angle Irons at 8 inch
  • Table legs

Assembling the Table

You can begin building your coffee table now:

  1. Cut 2 pieces of your 2x2x8’ pine board, each measuring 24 inch.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of your 1x2x8′ pine board, each measuring 22 inch.
  3. Cut 1 piece of 1x2x8’ pine board at 28 inch.
  4. Cut and sand the edges of each of the cut pieces, both of the plywood pieces, and any overlapping boards.
  5. Lay out the pieces according to your desired measurements and ensure everything is even.
  6. Using wood glue, begin piecing together the frame of the table starting with the top (consisting of two 2x2x8” boards and two 1x2x8” boards).
  7. Attach the Angle Irons to the underside of the 1x4x8” board.
  8. Attach the pre-assembled top onto the underside of the 1x4x8” board.
  9. Attach the 28 inch 1x2x8” board to the center of the underside of the 1x4x8” board.
  10. Secure the two pieces of Plywood on top of the table frame with 3 inch brad nails.
  11. Attach the table legs.
  12. Sand any rough edges and ensure your table is secure.
  13. Enjoy your beautiful, newly created coffee table!

And there you have it! With some patience and creativity, you have created a beautiful transitional coffee table. The perfect addition to your home.

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