This is my most FAVORITE build to date! I say that a lot but I mean it every time!
It all started when I fell madly in LOVE with this adorable Library Flat-File Coffee Table that I found while scouring the latest Pottery Barn catalog.
Love at first sight…right It came with an $899 price tag! Ouch! So, you know the story….I asked our sweet friend Ana to help me knock it off and BOY did she ever!
This is our version with a price tag of $200 including the hardware! It still makes me giddy
You can check out Ana’s plans HERE! I have also shared my step-by-step pictures to help you as you build your own!
For the plywood I chose PureBond Hardwood Plywood in birch! It is always our go-to choice for Plywood because it is formaldehyde-free, it is made with wood from sustainable forests, it gives the look of solid hard wood and it is BEAUTIFUL! Not only does my table look better because of the PureBond, it is not harmful to the air my family and I breath! You can find out more about PureBond and learn why Whitney and I took the PureBond Pledge in this short video!
As you can see, the frame is assembled now and there are runners for the drawers slides on the inside panels. The finished product may look intimidating but if you take it one step at a time and have the right tools it is a piece of cake!
Rough fit of the drawers
I attached the drawer faces with my Ryobi brad nailer and Gorilla Glue wood glue.
To attach the top to the base, I pre-drilled from the under-side into the planked top using 2 1/2” wood screws. I also secured with Gorilla Glue wood glue. This baby isn’t going anywhere
Now for the stain!
I went with a favorite, Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain. Apply with a foam brush and wipe with a cloth after 5 minutes.
I followed up with Rust-Oleum Polyurethane in satin to protect the finish! Brush on with a bristle brush one time.
I bought the pulls and 2 1/2” casters at Home Depot and the awesome card holders on Amazon. HERE
is the link to the exact card holders I purchased. They are the PERFECT size and took about a week to come in.
I could not be any happier with it It is the perfect addition to our living room. ***I did not purchase locking casters because it does not roll freely on my rug however, you can purchase them if you are concerned about it rolling***
Speaking of rug….I got a great deal on this sea grass rug over at Overstock.com.
Thanks so much to Ana for her awesome plans…yet again! If someone told me three years ago that I would have a home furnished with knock-off furniture that I built with my bare hands, I would have laughed! If you have the itch to start building yourself, go for it! You learn from experience and if we can do it so can you!
Thanks so much for stopping by!