What Supplies do I Need to Build a Coffee Table
Building a coffee table requires some carpentry experience and the right supplies. Knowing which materials to use and where to find them is the key to constructing a good-looking, durable table.
Tools and Supplies
The necessary toos and supplies include:
- Wood: Sheets of plywood, planks of hardwood, or wood dowels for the frame backing, once the legs are constructed.
- Hardware: Screws, nails, glue, and hinges.
- Tabletop: This can be manufactured using multiple pieces of wood and then glued together, or you can purchase a readymade tabletop.
- Power tools: A circular saw, jigsaw, hammer, drill, and sandpaper.
Don’t forget the sandpaper and wood glue as well.
Putting it Together
Once you’ve gathered all the necessary supplies, start assembling the materials. Be sure to measure twice and cut once. You’ll need to cut the plywood sheets or hardwood planks first and then add the hardwood dowels. Then you can join the pieces together using screws or nails. Once the frame is assembled, use wood glue to attach the tabletop. Follow the instructions that come with the hardware if you are using hinges. If you are using screws or nails, pre-drill the holes for a cleaner look. Finish off by sanding the coffee table and adding a stain or paint.
With the correct supplies and a few carpentry skills, you’ll have a great looking coffee table in no time.