DIY baluster coffee table plans from ana-white.com
5 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 15” long
4 - 2x6 @ 8 feet or stud length
4 - turned pillars (Jen used these from Osborne Wood)
1-1/4” and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
2” or longer wood screws
nails for nailing on feet
10 - 1x6 @ 33” long
2 - 2x4 @ 33” long
2 - 2x4 @ 48” long (may need to be cut to fit)
4 - 1x4 @ 3-1/2” long
8 - 2x6 @ 5-1/2” long
2 - 2x4 @ 20” long
2 - 2x4 @ 42” (may need to be cut to fit)
2 - 2x6 @ 33” long
6 - 2x6 @ 44” long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start by building the bottom shelf with pocket holes. TIP: I like to cut all my shelf boards a tad long, then join the boards and trim down the tabletop with a circular saw.
After building it, take a second to measure the size of the shelf (1x6 boards can vary in width) - so you may need to adjust some of your cuts or cut as you go.
NOTE: You may wish to attach legs (step 5) before moving on to hide screw holes underneath.
Frame up the bottom supports and attach to bottom shelf.
Nail and glue the feet on at the bottom shelf corners. You can use 1-1/4" - 2" long nails.
Attach the 2x6 blocks to the tops and bottoms of the legs.
Attach legs together with pocket holes placed on top.
Build the tabletop first, then attach to top of coffee table through the boards added in step 6 and legs.
For finishing details and building photos, please visit Jen at House of Wood.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.