how to make a drop leaf coffee table

How to Make a Drop Leaf Coffee Table

Making a drop leaf coffee table is a simple and affordable way to upgrade your living room. With a few materials, such as a table base, hinges, and a tabletop, you can create a stylish and functional piece of furniture. Follow the steps below to create a DIY drop leaf coffee table that will bring life to your living room.

Materials Needed

  • Table base (legs and a frame)
  • Hinges
  • Tabletop
  • Saw and Screwdrivers
  • Sandpaper and Stain (optional)


  • Step 1: Assemble the Table Base
  • Begin by attaching the legs to the frame with screws. Make sure that the legs are at a comfortable height and that the frame is sturdy and square.

  • Step 2: Measure and Cut Tabletop
  • Using a saw, measure and cut the tabletop to the desired size. Keep in mind that the size of the tabletop should cover the frame completely.

  • Step 3: Attach Hinges
  • Using a screwdriver, attach the hinges to the underside of the tabletop. Make sure that the hinges are even in size and are aligned with the legs of the frame.

  • Step 4: Add Finishing Touches
  • If desired, you can add a stain to the tabletop to give it a more polished look. Once the stain has been applied, use sandpaper to finish the edges of the tabletop.

  • Step 5: Attach Tabletop to the Frame
  • Attach the tabletop to the frame using the screws provided. Make sure that the hinges are aligned, and then fold the tabletop up to see if it opens and closes properly.

Enjoy Your New Drop Leaf Coffee Table!

You now have a stylish and functional drop leaf coffee table that you can proudly showcase in your living room. Enjoy your new piece of furniture and prepare to be the envy of all your friends!

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