How to Make a Simple Coffee Table
Coffee tables are an essential part of many living rooms. Making your own coffee table can be a rewarding and cost effective way to furnish your living room. With just a few tools, common materials and an afternoon’s work, you too can make a beautiful and purposeful coffee table.
- Pine board
- 2×2 scrap lumber
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
- Paint or stain
- Carpenter square
- Start with the top – Measure and cut the desired dimensions of the top into two pieces of pine board. You can also use pre-cut board to avoid cutting it yourself.
- Create the frame – Cut four 2x2s at the desired dimensions of the frame. Apply wood glue to the four corners and screw the pieces together with 2 1/2 inch wood screws.
- Put top and frame together – Place and even the glued top onto the frame, and screw it down with 2 1/2 inch wood screws.
- Filler and paint – Fill any gaps with wood filler and apply a coat of paint or stain.
Following these simple steps will result in a unique and beautiful coffee table. With a little creativity, you can make a piece of furniture that will last for years to come.