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.
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.