how to make a round wood coffee table

How to make a Round Wood Coffee Table

Creating a round wooden coffee table requires some basic tools and carpentry know-how. With the right materials and a few hours of elbow-grease, you can build a stunning coffee table that could be easily mistaken for a piece at the furniture store.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • 3/4″ MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
  • Circular saw
  • Corded drill
  • Miter saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps
  • Paint, Stain, or Varnish (optional)


  1. Cut the MDF sheet into two identical round circles. The size of the round circles will determine the overall size of your coffee table.
  2. Once all the cuts have been made, use sandpaper to smooth the edges of both circles.
  3. Next, you’ll need to assemble the two round circles together. Start by applying a generous amount of wood glue to the edges of one of the circles. Then, place the other circle on top and press down firmly. Make sure that the edges of both circles are aligned.
  4. Allow the glue to dry for several hours. Once it has fully cured, turn the circles over and use clamps to secure the pieces together.
  5. Drill pilot holes approximately 4” apart along the edges of the circle for the legs to mount.
  6. Cut the legs using a miter saw and attach them to the coffee table using screws.
  7. Once the legs have been securely fastened, the table is ready for sanding and staining or painting.

Your Finished Product

You should now have a beautiful round wood coffee table. Add a few decorative accents and you’ll have a stunning centerpiece for your living room or den. Enjoy!

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