Square Industrial Coffee Table

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Build this square industrial coffee table out of 2x2s and 1x4s. Free plans by ANA-WHTE.com

Build your own square industrial coffee table for under $50 in materials.  This simple coffee table is sturdy and beautiful and you can build it any size you choose, and stain or paint it any color you wish!

Industrial Coffee Table Highlights

  • Simple style goes with any decor
  • Clean lines will make a space free structured and uncluttered
  • Solid wood top will stand up to use and be easy to refinish if required
  • Square size perfect for sectionals
  • Easy to build design just requires a few essential homeowner tools






Plans for this industrial coffee table follow.  


35" x 35" x 18" tall


Shopping List

4 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long

5 - 1x4 @ 6 feet long

50 - 2-1/2" pocket hole screws (for building the 2x2 frame)

30 - 2" wood screws (for attaching tabletop)


Cut List

10 - 1x4 @ 35" - tabletop boards

4 - 2x2 @ 17-1/4" - legs

9 - 2x2 @ 31-1/2" - horizontals

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw


Step 1

Start by building two frames for the ends.  Use the 1-1/2" setting on the Kreg Jig, drill two holes per end of all the horizontal boards.  Attach to legs with pocket holes on top and bottom with 1-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Attach remaining horizontals to the first two frames with 1-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 3

Layout the tabletop boards on a flat surface.

Place frame on top, upside down.

Use 2" screws to attach tabletop boards to 2x2 frame.



Wed, 12/23/2015 - 10:20

Is the chair in the coffee table pic a DIY project by any chance?  I really like it.
Thanks...love the painted walls BTW.  I've had tongue-and-groove walls for 20 years and I'm getting ready to paint them.


Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:33

Hi-- I'm at the stage of the project where I'm ready to attach the table top boards to the frame and the instructions say to use two screws at each intersection. The parts list only calls for 30 screws so I'm confused about where to put the screws. Should it actually be six screws per board-- two at each intersection or is it one at each intersection?



Sat, 11/21/2020 - 16:01

Can you please tell me what color stain you used on this table and also can you use screws instead of making pocket holes? It’s beautiful


Sat, 11/21/2020 - 16:13

Can you please tell me what color stain you used on this table and also can you use screws instead of making pocket holes? It’s beautiful


Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:07

Hi. Love the look of this table. Since a 2x2 is fairly small, do you use one pocket hole in the center of the 2x2 or do you use both the B and C holes on your Kreg Jig?