how to make coffee table with sliding top

DIY Sliding Coffee Table

Would you like to have a beautiful and functional coffee table that doesn’t take up too much space? This tutorial will guide you through the steps of building a sliding top coffee table!

Materials you will need:

  • 4×4 wood for the frame
  • 1×4 wood for the top and bottom
  • Thin plywood for the slide supports
  • Screws
  • Wood glue
  • Paint or stain
  • Jigsaw
  • Optional: Circular saw and router

Step One: Building the Frame

Start by cutting and assembling the 4x4s together at right angles to create a square frame. Secure the joints using wood glue and screws. This will be the base of your table.

Step Two: Attaching the Top and Bottom

Cut the 1x4s to size and place them around the edges of the frame. Secure them using glue and screws. Then use a circular saw of router to create decorative edges, if desired.

Step Three: Building the Sliding Supports

Cut the plywood into 12 strips that are 1 inch by 2-2.5 inches. Place the strips along the underside of the table, making sure they line up with the edges. Secure the strips with glue and screws.

Step Four: Finishing Touches

Paint or stain your table and let it dry. Then you are ready to enjoy your stylish and space-saving sliding top coffee table!

Good luck and have fun with your project!

Latest Posts

Send Us A Message

Join us