how to make a coffee table with glass and wood

Making a Coffee Table with Glass and Wood

Are you interested in making your own stylish coffee table with glass and wood? It’s easier than you might think! With a few materials and a few simple tools, you can make a unique and stylish coffee table to enjoy for years to come.


  • 2 pieces of 1” x 12” lumber, 48” long
  • 1 piece of 1⁄4” tempered glass, cut to 48” x 22”
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws, 2”
  • 1” wood screws, 2.5”
  • 2 pieces of 1” x 2” lumber, 48” long
  • Sandpaper, 120- and 150-grit


  • Step 1: Sand the three pieces of 1” x 12” lumber until smooth. Then, use wood glue to attach the pieces together into one solid unit.
  • Step 2: Position the unit and attach it to the 1⁄4” tempered glass with wood screws, pre-drilling pilot holes for the screws if necessary.
  • Step 3: Attach the two pieces of 1” x 2” lumber to the bottom of the glass and wood unit to form legs. Use 2.5” screws in pilot holes to attach the legs securely.
  • Step 4: Sand the entire unit with 120-grit sandpaper, then sand it again with 150-grit for a smoother finish.
  • Step 5: Wax or polyurethane the piece to protect it and add a glossy shine, or leave it natural for a more rustic look.
  • Step 6: Enjoy your new coffee table!

Making a coffee table with glass and wood is a relatively easy process and a great way to add a unique and stylish element to your living room. With just a few materials and a little time you can create your own beautiful coffee table.

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