The industrial coffee table takes a split! Build this cool coffee table with free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
4 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 12 feet long
4 - 2x2 @ 7-1/4"
8 - 2x2 @ 17-1/4" - LEGS
4 - 2x2 @ 17"
4 - 2x2 @ 27-1/4"
2 - 2x2 @ 26-1/8" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at 45 degrees, ends NOT parallel
1 - 2x4 @ 17-1/4" ripped in half at 45 degree bevel, then ripped down to 1-1/2" width (see this video)
2 - 1x8 @ 28-1/4" - both ends cut parallel at 45 degrees, long point to short point measurement
2 - 1x8 @ 28-1/4" - both ends cut perpendicular at 45 degrees, long point to long point measurement
2 - 1x8 @13-3/4" - both ends cut perpendicular at 45 degrees, long point to long point measurement (will make the 1x8 smaller than 7-1/4" wide)
Build two of the 2x2 bases, indentical. Keep all the pocket holes on the tops or bottoms (will be hidden by the top or on the floor when finished). Flip one base over before placing tops on, so the two tables make the split pieces.
Drill 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 2x2 @ 7-1/4".
Attach to two of the legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.
Drill pocket holes on BOTH ends of the 2x2 @ 17".
Attach one end to the legs from step 1.
Attach a third leg to the open ends of the 2x2 @ 17".
Drill pocket holes on ONE end of the 2x2 @ 27-1/4".
Attach with 2-1/2" pocket holes to the leg from step 3.
Take a 2x4 @ 17-1/4" long and rip in the middle at a 45 degree bevel.
Then take the two pieces, and rip down to 1-1/2" wide.
If this doesn't make sense, please check out my video tutorial here.
Attach with 2" screws and glue.
Attach top with 2" screws from underneath.
Make sure you attach the tops of in mirror, so the two frames make up the slit table.