make this: Easy Farmhouse Style DIY Coffee Table

Building your own DIY coffee table is such a great way to try your hand at making your own furniture. Even if you’ve never built anything before, this is so simple that almost anyone can do it. I built mine to go on our front porch, but it would also be great in a living room if you want that farmhouse feel on the cheap. This project can be completed in about an hour for under $25 – pretty good, huh?

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For this project you’ll need:

Two 1×4 pieces cut 13 inches long

Two 1×4 pieces cut 17 inches long

Two 1×4 pieces cut 27 inches long

Four 4×4 pieces cut 15 inches long

Four 1×6 pieces cut 36 inches long

2 inch Kreg Jig Screws

1 inch Kreg Jig Screws

1 inch wood screws

Wood glue

1x piece of scrap wood (mine was about 24 inches long)

Tools:

Compound Miter Saw (or get the pieces cut to length at Lowe’s)

Drill/Driver

Kreg Jig

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Ok, so here’s the basic idea:

The 13 inch pieces go on each end using 2 inch Kreg Jig screws, the 27 inch pieces go on the sides using Kreg Jig Screws, the 17 inch pieces go inside the rim flat for the top using Kreg Jig screws to attach to the skirt, and the top will go flat onto all of it, attaching from the bottom with the 1 inch wood screws.

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Using the Kreg Jig, put a hole in the corner of each of the 1×4 pieces so you can attach them with the screws.

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Line up the skirt pieces with the top of the 4x4s. I personally used some 4×4 that were left overs from a craft show display, but fresh ones work perfectly. Use the 1x scrap wood to give you a lip around the skirt of the table that will set it back just a bit and make it able to use longer (2 inch) screws and make it stronger.

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Line up all of the table top pieces and screw through the flat pieces from the frame into the top to hold it on securely.

Then, just paint it up! I chose Pantone’s Cockatoo from Lowe’s – because I’m a sucker for all things aqua!
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And if you like the little rollers on the bottom, just add them with screws after painting. Anybody wanna pop over for sweet tea on the porch? It sure is nice outside these days!

Spring Lowes BannerI’m so honored to have this project featured in the May issue of Lowe’s Creative Ideas Digital Magazine. Check out this project and tons more of great ideas!

Thanks to Lowe’s and Rockwell Tools for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, photos, words & opinions are 100% my own.

 

Comments

  1. Super cute, love the color choice.

  2. Thanks again Gina, you are awesome!

  3. What a pretty coffee table. And this is a great tutorial. I love that you can paint it any color you need to. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great instructions! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  5. Love this awesome spring color! Thank you!

  6. I really love this piece my friend and the color…well it speaks for itself! The porch looks amazing : ) Hugs!!!!!

  7. I LOVE this bench. But as a newbie ~ some concepts are unclear. Like the kreg jig in the corner ~ how do you make it and how does it benefit. Do you think, you could show me a picture of how you made those holes and how they fit ? Sorry if I sound like such a novice :(

  8. Lee Ann says:

    Thanks so much for the plans for this table. I hope to make it my first woodworking project–wish me luck!

  9. LOVE that color! Thanks for posting!

  10. I love this table! Can you tell me where you got those pillows? I am loving the design and colors and they would look great in my house ;)

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