Split Industrial Coffee Table

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:12
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The industrial coffee table takes a split!  Build this cool coffee table with free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

Build your own industrial style coffee table - with a twist!  This coffee table splits in half at an angle, for twice the fun!  

Split Industrial Style Coffee Table Highlights

  • Modern industrial design goes with just about any decor scheme
  • Simple style leaves a space uncluttered and clean looking
  • Sturdy design can hold up to use
  • Solid wood top is full of character and easy to refinish if necessary
  • Split design increases the size of the coffee table if desired
  • Can be painted or stained any color you choose!
  • Free plans feature step by step directions and diagrams

 

Video Tutorial for Split Industrial Coffee Table

 

 

Industrial Coffee Table Square Version

Don't want your coffee table split in half?  Here's the tutorial for the square version.

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

4 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x12 @ 12 feet long

Common Materials
Cut List

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)

 

 

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

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.

Instructions

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Drill pocket holes on BOTH ends of the 2x2 @ 17".

Attach one end to the legs from step 1.

Step 3

Attach a third leg to the open ends of the 2x2 @ 17".

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.