how to make a small wooden coffee table

How to Make a Small Wooden Coffee Table

Tools & Materials Needed:

  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Sanding block
  • Drill
  • Wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • Paint or Wax
  • Wood of your choice (Three boards: two cut at 48″ and one cut at 9-3/4″ for the center)


  1. Measure, mark and cut the two boards at 48″ each.
  2. Measure, mark and cut the center board at 9-3/4″
  3. Sand the boards to remove any rough spots.
  4. Apply wood glue to the end of one of the boards and attach with wood screws.
  5. Repeat step 4 with the other 48″ board.
  6. Attach the center piece to the 48″ boards using wood screws and wood glue.
  7. Sand all edges for even finish and smoothness.
  8. Paint or wax the table if desired.


Making a small wooden coffee table is a fun, relatively simple project that anyone can do. With the right tools and supplies, you can easily create a beautiful and functional coffee table for your home.

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