how to make a baluster coffee table

How to build a Baluster Coffee Table

Materials needed:

  • Four 2 x 4 boards about 4 feet long
  • Six 2 x 4 boards about 1 foot long
  • Nine balusters with a 3-inch diameter, at least 36 inches long
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps
  • Circular saw
  • Electric drill
  • Wood screws
  • Sandpaper


  1. Construct the table frame.

    Attach the four long 2 x 4 boards together along the long edges, forming a square frame. Secure with wood screws. Clamp while you work to make sure they stay in place.

  2. Attach the short 2 x 4s.

    Attach the six short 2 x 4 boards to the frame. Space them evenly and make sure they’re all securely attached. Clamp while you work.

  3. Secure the balusters.

    Place the nine balusters evenly on the frame between the shorter 2 x 4s. Secure the balusters with wood glue and wood screws.

  4. Sand and finish.

    Use sandpaper to smooth down any rough edges. Apply a wood finish of your choice to give the table a nice sheen.

Enjoy your new baluster coffee table!

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