Coffee Table with two drawers

Submitted by AndyH on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:52
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Coffee table with two drawers and double layer top

This coffee table has two drawers which do not need drawer slides and has a double layer top for some added interest.

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40inches by 20.5 inches by 20.5 inches


Shopping List

Full shopping list detailed in plan.

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
wood conditioner
Cut List

A full cut list is given in the plan download.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
General Instructions

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!

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.
Finish Used
I used Varathane Kona for the main table and Minwax Special Walnut for the drawers. It was then given two coats of Varathane Satin Poly.
Project Type



Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:58

this looks amazing! I am hoping to actually make something similar to this but in the middle section i am planning on making it a hidden storage area using hinges and magnetic spring latches so that when you push down on the section it will pop up to reveal the storage section underneath... your plan is much simpler then the one I was planning.... I might use yours :)