Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table with Printmaker Style Drawers

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How to build a reclaimed wood coffee table with printmaker style drawers - easy to build, simple diy drawer slides.

Hi folks, happy Wednesday!  

Do you remember this amazing cabin bed made into a loft,

complete with a rope bridge to a reading nook -

Or this amazing DIY console table -

All of these pieces - and many more - are built by The Created Home.  I love Sarah's style, her fresh ideas, and her use of reclaimed materials.


Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

It's a great honor to get to collaborate with Sarah on a new reclaimed wood coffee table plan for you today!  Sarah loved this coffee table she spotted on HGTV's Fixer Upper - (also available for $1200 at Restoration Hardware)

So Sarah and I collaborated, and this is what we came up with!

Sarah was able to use reclaimed wood as well!

I just love how this reclaimed wood coffee table turned out!

The drawers actually pass through on the front and back, so you can access the coffee table drawer contents from both sides!

We accomplished this by using metal angle as a drawer slide.  It's easy to cut and work with, and allows the drawers to slide all the way through the coffee table.

It's also fairly inexpensive.  DIY metal angle drawer slides, we shall be seeing you again for sure!


We are excited to share the plans with you below (if this is the homepage, you'll need to click READ MORE below), but before we get to those plans, do stop over and meet Sarah, and check out lots more photos and build details here.

Have a great day! Ana








Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

5 – 1x6 @ 8 feet long

5 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long

1 – metal angle 1” or larger, 8 feet long

4 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long

3 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long

1 – 4’x4’ sheet of ¼” plywood for drawer bottoms

12 knobs or handles

1-1/4” and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws

1-1/4” and ¾” brad nails

Wood glue

Cut List

4 – 1x6 @ 45” - top

4 – 2x2 @ 22” – cut to fit – side trim/frame

6 – 2x2 @ 48” – front trim/frame

4 – 2x2 @ 14-3/4” - legs

8 – 1x6 @ 11-1/4” – side panel

4 – metal angle @ 23-1/2” – drawer slides


DRAWERS – adjust to fit openings as lumber sizes may vary slightly, changing opening size

2 – 1x2 @ 43-1/4” – small drawer fronts

2 – 1x2 @ 23-1/2” – small drawer sides

2 – 1x6 @ 43-1/4” – large drawer fronts

2 – 1x6 @ 23-1/2” – large drawer sides

2 – ¼” plywood @ 23-1/2” x 43-1/4” – drawer bottoms

6 – 1x3 @ 44-3/4” – faces

2 – 1x2 @ 44-3/4” - faces

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the tabletop.  Also drill ¾” pocket holes around all four edges about every 8” for attaching to the tabletop frame in next steps.

Step 2

Attach tabletop to frame, and also attach frame boards to each other.  When 2x2 to 2x2 joint, use 1-1/2” pocket hole setting and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws (otherwise use the ¾” setting and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws).  All edges should be flush to the top side (shown upside down in image).

Step 3

Build the leg panels, then attach to legs and top.

Step 4

Attach front supports to the fronts of the coffee table.  TIP: Cut blocks 2-3/4” and 7” in length and use as spacers when installing.

Adjust coffee table for square.  You can also add 45 degree cut supports to base to keep square if necessary.

Step 5

Step 6

Build the drawers with ¾” pocket holes and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws and glue.  Attach plywood bottom with ¾” brad nails and glue.  Make sure the drawers are square.

Step 7

Place drawers inside the coffee table, so inset ¾” on fronts.  Attach drawer faces with glue and nails, with even 1/8” gap around all sides.

TIP: Attach hardware to 1x3s before attaching to drawer face so you don’t have to buy longer hardware screws, unless included with your hardware.

IMPORTANT: The drawer face must NOT extend below the drawer, or it will catch on the metal angle drawer slide.