A beautifully simple coffee table to share with you today including the free plans to build your own.
I’m working with a team of bloggers on a Habitat for Humanity project whereby we are furnishing an entire home in Connecticut for a nice little family. This coffee table will go in their living room along with a few other pieces I’ve been working on.
We spent a day working on the house back in March but the real transformation will happen when all the furniture, decor and accessories get in place in a few short weeks. For now I’m sharing the coffee table from my backyard because I’m not certain I will be able to get good pictures on delivery day.
Plans follow down below.
This coffee table is solid and I mean super solid kids can jump on it (probably not recommended but I know these kids climb all over anything).
I opted for a painted finish for two reasons 1) paint hides a lot of flaws in the wood, especially because I used studs and 2) I know the sofa is brown so I’m hoping this lighter paint will offset the heaviness of the sofa.
There’s tons of surface area at 48″l x 33″w and the additional shelf below provides plenty of storage.
I don’t care what anyone says, studs are beautiful.
Want to build your own coffee table? I do! Be sure to read through all the steps prior to beginning and always follow all safety precautions when operating power tools.
Just a tip – I opted to keep the base pocket holes facing upwards as they will be covered by the base slats. Anytime you can completely hide the pocket holes is a win in my book.
When attaching the top I suggest clamping it in place for a tight, snug fit.
Even unfinished this coffee table is steller. If you do build this version please be sure to share on social media and tag me, I want to see your creativity!
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