how to make a mesquite coffee table

How to Make a Mesquite Coffee Table


Mesquite is a beautiful, strong, and stable wood that can add a rustic, yet versatile, feel to your furniture. Creating a mesquite coffee table is a great way to show off mesquite and make a unique, long-lasting piece of furniture.

Tools and Materials

  • Mesquite scrap: You’ll need enough mesquite to make the top and the legs of your coffee table.
  • Power saw:Choose either a jigsaw or table saw to cut the mesquite boards to the desired shape and size.
  • Drill and screws:Use screws to join the mesquite pieces and a drill to bore holes.
  • Sandpaper:Use sandpaper to smooth out the mesquite pieces after they have been cut.
  • Wood glue:Use wood glue to stick the boards together.
  • Finish:Use an oil-based finish to protect the wood and enhance the color of the mesquite.


  1. Once you have gathered your materials and tools, you can begin making your mesquite coffee table. Start by measuring and cutting the mesquite. You’ll need two pieces for the top, and four for the legs. Make sure the cuts for the legs are even and symmetrical.
  2. Drill holes through the mesquite pieces, taking care not to splinter the wood. Make sure the holes are wide enough for the screws to fit through.
  3. Use sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the mesquite.
  4. Once the pieces are cut and sanded, you can begin to assemble the coffee table. Use wood glue to adhere the pieces, and then use screws to secure them.
  5. Once the mesquite coffee table is assembled, you can apply a finish. Use an oil-based finish to protect the wood and enhance its color.


Making a mesquite coffee table is a great way to add a unique, rustic feel to your home. With the right tools and materials, you can make a sturdy, long-lasting coffee table that will be sure to impress.

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