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