Possessing a coffee table is an essential requisite in a cozy and comfortable home. In fact, many homeowners cannot even think of a home devoid of an exquisite coffee table. However, the rising popularity of these tables has also contributed to an increase in their price tags. Thus, you should not be surprised if you find these awesome pieces of furniture just out of your budget limits. So, what is the solution? Well, the perfect way to get out of this tricky situation is to learn to build a rustic coffee table on your own.
DIY rustic coffee table may seem to be a difficult task for some but the reality is just opposite. You just need a proper guide with easy steps and you can actually prepare a DIY rustic coffee table on your own. Moreover, the best aspect of building a DIY rustic coffee table is that you get to choose the color, texture, and even the quality of wood to be used while preparing the table.
Many readers would wonder that why should they just not buy a coffee table? Well, DIY rustic coffee table helps you in bringing out your creative edge as well. Imagine a coffee table embellishing your drawing room which you have built with your own hands? It will definitely lend a special feeling to your room décor. Moreover, it will also give you a chance to boast about your creative powers in front of your family and friends.
In addition, you can make sure that the color of the rustic coffee table is matching with your other items of furniture. Moreover, this will also ensure that the table possesses that perfect shade and zeal that can bring your room furniture to life.
Here is a proper guide to DIY rustic coffee table.
- Wood glue;
- Kreg Jig;
- 2″ & 2 1/2″ finishing nails;
- 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws;
- Painting supplies;
- Eye and ear safety gear
Foremost, make all the imperative and necessary cuts. Here are the calculations of the cuts to be made:
You need to cut your 2X2 to:
- 2 @ 16″
2X4’s need to be cut to:
- 4 @ 16″
- 4 @ 45″
- 8 @ 15″
Cut 1X3’s into:
- 15 @ 19″
Cut 1X4’s into:
- 6 @ 48″
When you have all your woodcuts made to size, drill your pocket holes. Next step is to put your coffee table together. The initial step is to assemble the legs. You can make an ‘L’ shape with your 2X4 pieces of wood.
Repeat the above-mentioned step till all 4 of your legs have been created.
Next step involves building frames for the coffee table. You can make one for the top while another for the bottom. Now, attach the short pieces to the longer ones with the help of 21/2” pocket hole screws as well as wood glue.
Now the time has come to add the legs to the frame of the table. You again need 2 1/2″ finishing nails as well as wood glue for attaching the legs to the said frame. Using nails add a rustic look to the table.
Repeat the abovementioned steps till the top and bottom frames are attached to all the 4 legs.
Now since your frame is complete, it is time to complete work on your lower shelf and attach it to the top of the table.
To the bottom of the table, attach your 1×3’s. You can again use wood glue as well as 2″ finishing nails for the attaching work.
After completing the bottom of the table, it is time to attach your 1×4’s to the top of the table. Make use of wood glue and 2″ finishing nails again. Also, attach nails to the top, idle, and bottom of the table.
Remember if you are using a new wood always make sure to sand all the existing edges of the table. Also make sure that all the pieces of the wood are smooth.
Further, either paint or stain the table as per your requirements. You can match the color of the table with your console.
After you have finished painting the table, apply polyurethane to it. This will assist in keeping your table in a good shape.
Your table is ready and you can pat your shoulders on completion of the work. Now, get that book that you have wanted to read for long and that hot cup of coffee and enjoy your own work of creativity!