Steps involved in building a DIY coffee table

Have you ever tried of making something on your own from wood? If yes then you are perfectly capable of making a DIY coffee table. You just need to follow the instructions and you will end up with a beautiful coffee table.

  • First of all you need to know the process of building any table that how it is composed of. Any table has 3 pats, a top, stringers or apron and legs.
  • The top can be easily made from .19cm plywood. You can easily cut the plywood to the shape and size you require
  • After finishing with the top you need to build apron. You can use 1×4 inch or 1×6 inch stock. Now you need to cut the stock to about 3 inches less to the width and length of table top. Assemble the apron pieces with beveled 45 degree ends using glue and corner clamps.
  • Now you have to make legs of the DIY coffee table. For this you can cut the untreated pine 4×4 inch. You should choose the length of table legs as per the height of coffee table you intended to make.
  • You should now attach the legs with each corner using screws.
  • Once you are done with attaching the coffee table legs, you should attach the legs and apron to top of table with screws. For this you need to turn the top of coffee table upside down.
  • Your DIY coffee table is almost ready. Now you have to wipe the dust of top and give a natural finish by applying varnish coats. To add some extra protection to your coffee table you can apply carnauba wax to the top surface. With this you have completed the coffee table and it can now be used for serving your guests.



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Constructing a DIY coffee table

Constructing a DIY coffee table

There are different kinds and types of coffee tables available in the market. But if you know how to use some basic tools and material then you can easily construct the one at your home on your own. A metal coffee table can easily be given a rustic look by using wood and tile. For constructing a DIY coffee table you will require following material:

  • An existing wrought iron table
  • Travertine tiles
  • 3/4-inch plywood
  • Ceramic accent tiles
  • Biscuit joints
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Knotty Pine boards
  • Thin set
  • Stain
  • Stone Sealer
  • Wood Glue
  • Table or circular saw
  • Tile cutter
  • Chop saw

Bottom Shelf

Once you arrange above mentioned tools and material, you come in a position to start your project of DIY coffee table construction. You can start with bottom shelf arrangements. For this you need to join three boards together and then stained these.

  • You need to cut knotty pine strips exactly about the same measurement as you per bottom shelf of table.
  • Now you should use biscuit joiner and attach the strips together by using wood glue and biscuits. When it gets dry, apply stain and then put it onto existing table frame.

Top shelf

For making top shelf of your DIY coffee table you need to cut 3/4-inch plywood as per the measurement of your table frame. After placing the plywood you should determine the layout of your tile and mark the layout with pencil on plywood. After this you should use the tile cutter to cut the travertine tiles to suitable design and size. Now attach these tiles to the plywood with the help of thinset. Once it gets dry then applies sealer to make it firm at its position. With this your DIY Coffee table is ready to be used.



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