Easy to build coffee table! Super stylish with chunky legs. This square size is perfect for corner sofas. Free step by step plans with build diagrams and video from Ana-White.com
- 2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 1x3 @ 6 feet long
- 3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 2x6 @ 92-5/8" or 8' long
- 16 - 2" self tapping star bit screws (SPAX or similar)
- 1-1/4" brad nails
- wood glue
- 6 - 1x12 @ 31-3/4"
- 2 - 1x3 @ about 30-3/4" (measure and cut to fit)
- 2 - 1x3 @ 27-1/4"
- 4 - 1x2 @ about 29-1/4" (measure and cut to fit)
- 2 - 1x2 @ about 30-3/4" (measure and cut to fit)
- 2 - 1x2 @ 27-1/4"
Then measure the inside (perpendicular to the 1x12 board grains as shown in the diagram) of the frame and cut 1x2s to fit - should be about 29-1/4".
Attach to the inside of the 1x3 frame with glue and 1-1/4" brad nails.
Remove the frame and apply glue between all the 1x12 boards.
Attach the entire frame with glue and 1-1/4" brad nails to the tabletop, with about 1-1/2" on each side overhanging. It will be flush on the cutout ends with the cutout.
NOTE: You will do the same steps to build the bottom frame, but the 1x3s will be substituted for 1x2s. See step 6.
Make sure you are on a very level surface.
Attach the 2x6 legs to the top frame through the 1x3s with the 2" screws.
Screw at a slight outward angle, this will keep the coffee table from wobbling.
TIP: I just did one screw for now, then added the second screw after the bottom shelf was attached and I was happy with how the tabletop was postioned.