coffee table woodworking plans
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Countersink Bit for Drill
2 – 2×4 at 8’
1 – 1×12 at 4’
2 – 2’ x 4’ sheets of plywood
2” pocket hole screws
2” edge banding for edges of top
2 – 2×4 at 27” – Legs
2 – 2×4 at 12-15/16” – Legs
2 – 2x4at 13-9/16” – Legs
2- 2×4 at 14-7/16” – Shelf Supports
2 – ¾” plywood at 24” x 48” – Top
1 – 1×12 at 46” – Shelf
2 – 2×4 at 2-1/2” – Shelf Legs
Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save our plans, be sure to check back before starting your build, to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using.
Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the bevels in the legs using a miter saw or jigsaw. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the straight ends of the shorter pieces. Assemble as shown using glue and 2”pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelf supports. Position as shown, then attach using glue and countersunk 2-1/2” screws through the legs into the ends of the supports.
Cut the pieces for the top. Spread glue over the face of one of the pieces and position the other on top. Wiggle the top piece to create suction then clamp together until dry. Attach the legs using toenailed screws through the ends of the legs into the top.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut a 45 deg. bevel along each long edge using a circular saw or table saw. Attach to the supports using glue and countersunk 1-1/2” screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelf legs. Drill pocket holes in one end of each piece. Attach to the underside of the shelf using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired.