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?
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
1x piece of scrap wood (mine was about 24 inches long)
Compound Miter Saw (or get the pieces cut to length at Lowe’s)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
I’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.
Super cute, love the color choice.
Thanks again Gina, you are awesome!
heidi @ a week from thursday says
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.
Great instructions! Thanks for the wonderful idea!
Love this awesome spring color! Thank you!
andrea cammarata says
I really love this piece my friend and the color…well it speaks for itself! The porch looks amazing : ) Hugs!!!!!
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 🙁
A kreg jig is a tool for making pocket holes. There is a video at http://www.ana-white.com . It demonstrateshow to use the kreg jig step by step.
Lee Ann says
Thanks so much for the plans for this table. I hope to make it my first woodworking project–wish me luck!
Hannah C says
LOVE that color! Thanks for posting!
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 😉
Gina Luker says
The fabric is from Online Fabric Store (I made them myself)
Angie @ Knick of Time says
That little table is adorable and the color really makes it pop! Love the little caster wheels also, and I’m in LOVE with whatever that building is in the background! What a pretty spot to sit and relax!
Ana White Admin says
Your super, amazing, awesome, farmhouse coffee table caught our eye, and we just had to feature it! We hope you are as excited about this feature as we are, but if not, let us know, and we’ll remove it lickety split.
Thank you from the bottom (and top) of our hearts!
Ana + Crew”
I found your plans and decided to give them a try. I was amazed at how quick and easy this table was to put together. I picked a different theme, left the casters off, and currently I am using it as a coffee table. I would love to send you a picture of my table and get the chance to talk to you and get some more ideas. Hope to hear from you soon!
Norma Rolader says
Aww thank you for the diy info for this table great job
Hi! Love the way it came out. I’m trying to make it right now, but I don’t see how you attached the legs to the top?? Did you screw the top into each leg from the top??
Gina Luker says
Thanks Jennifer, just re-read the post, it shows how to attach the 4×4’s (the legs) to the sides, I tried to attach the image but it won’t let me but it shows you in the post. I just refer to the legs as 4×4’s as that is what I used. Good luck!