coffee table woodworking plans
24″ wide x 18″ high x 55″ long
2 3/4″ Screws
1 – 2×2 8′ length board (about $1.50)
1- 2×6 8′ or stud length board (about $2.50)
4 – 2x4s 8′ or stud length boards(about $2 each)
1 – 4×4 post at least 6′ length (about $5)
2 – 1×4 boards (about $2.50 each)
Stain,varnish, paint or other finishing product
A) 4 – 4×4 Posts @ 16 1/2″ (Legs)
B) 2 – 1×4 @ 20 1/2″ (Leg Joiners)
C) 2 – 1×4 @ 40″ (Side Aprons)
D) 4 – 1×4 @ 2 3/4″ (End Apron Spacer)
E) 2 – 1×4 @ 15″ (End Aprons)
F) 4 – 2×2 @ 20 1/2″ (Tabletop Supports)
G) 2 – 2×6 @ 24 1/2″ (Breadboard Ends)
H) 7 – 2×4 @ 43 1/2″ (Tabletop Pieces – Measure the table before cutting these boards)
Cut out all boards except H. To get the best fit, you will measure and precisely cut out each of the boards H to fit the table. Remember, use the 2 3/4″ screws unless otherwise noted and always predrill and countersink your screws. Use glue on all joints to keep the table from seperating later.
Screw the Leg Joiner, B to the legs, A, as shown above. Do this on both sets of legs. Use the measurements above to guide you.
Screw the side aprons, C, into the ends of the leg joiners, B, as shown above.
Now add the end apron spacers, D, as shown above. Screw into the legs and also screw from the inside of B, the leg joiner, into the end edge of D.
Now is a good time to check for square.
Screw the tabletop supports, F, in as shown above, spacing the supports 6 1/2″ appart.
Now screw the breadboard ends in, as shown above.
Check your table for square again. Now measure the center of the table and mark. Take a length measurement (very precise) and cut your first tabletop board, H.
Mark and predrill your tabletop board as shown above. Now place the board in the center of the table, as shown in step 8, and screw inplace from the top. Flip the table over and screw through the supports, F, into the bottom of the tabletop pieces, H.
Measure, cut, mark, predrill and place your next row of tabletop boards on the top of the table. Repeat step 9. This time, make sure the edges of the tabletop boards line up. Do not leave gap between the tabletop boards.
Fill your screw holes with wood putty and let dry. Sand, distress and finish as desired.