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DIY 8 Board Farmhouse Coffee Table

Hey guys!  Happy Wednesday!  Happy day before Thanksgiving day!  I can’t wait for #allthefood!  Today we are sharing a super cute table you can make for under $40 in lumber and only 8 boards… Heck yes.  Sign me up!  Before we get started, be sure to check out the video by clicking the play button below!

Let’s get started!

I have added a link at the bottom of this post to print the free plans for this table!

First, build two boxes for each leg assembly. These are attached using wood glue and 2.5” pocket hole screws through the horizontal boards and into the vertical boards.  You want your pocket holes facing the outside of the box on this part because we will cover them with another board on the next part.  We used our K5 Kreg Jig for this part.  We get asked ALL the time which Kreg Jig to start with.  We always suggest the K5.  We use it on almost every build.  You can find it HERE on Amazon!

Farmhouse Coffee Table
Farmhouse Coffee Table
Farmhouse Coffee Table
Farmhouse Coffee Table

Now add the decorative pieces to the top and bottom. These edges are cut at a 45˚ angle and are attached to each assebly with wood glue and 2.5” wood screws through each decorative piece and into the leg assembly.

Farmhouse Coffee Table
Farmhouse Coffee Table

We cut the decorative diagonal pieces to fit on this part. Mark each board with your pencil and cut them to fit exact. You can check out the video if you have questions about this part! We walk you through it. Cut the diagonal pieces to fit first, then mark and attach them to each other using wood glue and nails. Then, fit them in the box and attach them with wood glue and nails through the box and into each end of the X piece.

Farmhouse Coffee Table

To build the top, we used our Kreg Jig to create 1.5” pocket holes down one side of 4 of our 5 longer boards, and also at both ends of all 5 boards. Attach the 5 boards to each other first with 2.5“ pocket hole screws, and then attach the breadboards with 2.5” pocket hole screws.

Farmhouse Coffee Table

Create the shelf assembly of the table the same way! Attach the three boards to each other using 2.5” pocket hole screws. Don’t forget to add the pocket holes on each end to attach this to the leg assembly later.

Farmhouse Coffee Table

Now attach the horizontal runner that will go between each leg assembly. This is attached using wood glue and 2.5” pocket hole screws into each assembly. You will also attach the bottom shelf to both sides on this part. Make sure your pocket holes are facing down.

Farmhouse Coffee Table

Final step is attaching the top! Line the top up evenly on the base. Set the top face down on the ground and attach the base through the horizintal runner using wood glue and 2.5” wood screws.. You can also add a few 2” nails through the top and into the bases.

Farmhouse Coffee Table
Farmhouse Coffee Table

Farmhouse Coffee Table Stain

I stained the table using Varathane Briarsmoke stain and I mixed it with half natural stain to lighten it up just a bit.  I did a 50/50 mix.  Just stir it really good.  You can find it HERE on Amazon.

Farmhouse Coffee Table

I added the decorative hardware last.  I found that at Hobby Lobby.  This is a link to one of their corner pieces.

And here she is all finished!

I found the glass vases HERE!

I found the flower stems HERE!

The tutorial for the sign can be found HERE!

The tutorial for the corner corbel can be found HERE!

Farmhouse Coffee Table
Farmhouse Coffee Table

I LOVE how this one turned out! You really can’t beat the price too! You can download and print the FREE PLANS HERE!

42 Comments

  1. Alicia Baer on October 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    What are the finished measurements?

  2. Gary Reyes on August 9, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Hi, I built this without the shelf at the bottom, due to the fact that I have dogs who like to go under the table. My table wobbles, though. Do you or anyone have any advice for eliminating the wobble? It’s stable when shaking the short sides front to back, but wobbly when shaking the long ends side to side.

  3. HawkingBrandy22 on May 27, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    My husband used these from woodprix and he’s very satisfied. However. This one is awesome.

  4. Miranda Hatton on May 26, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Do you have matching side (end) tables for the 8 board Farmhouse coffee table? How can I get the material and cut list if you do?

  5. Laura on April 20, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I love the color you used and wanted to do mine the same. Except I missed the detail about mixing the stain…I just used Briarsmoke. I’m not loving how dark and gray it is. I wont be using a one coat, fast drying stain again. It goes on way too thick and the excess wont wipe off. I was hoping for more of a yellow tone to match my house. 😢

  6. Heather Longworth on March 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    has anyone tried building the table without ripping the 2×4, 2×6’s just curious about measurements and if its buildable, or should I just rip them. only 1/2 inch needs to be ripped, I would have to do with skill saw since I have no table saw

  7. Christy D on January 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Does anyone know what the wall color is on this picture?

  8. Bethany on August 4, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I have had the email about this post in my inbox since I received it last November, and it will stay there until my husband gets around to building this for me! 😉 I love it! Also, do you mind telling me where you got the gray plaid pillow on the far left of the photo? I’ve been looking for similar ones for our sofa and loveseat. Thanks!

  9. Rachel on July 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Hi there,
    I just bought the hardware for the corners. I got the exact ones you linked from Hobby Lobby. In person, they look really short compared to the hardware on your table. Are the two the same size/dimensions? Thank you!

    • Pat on December 8, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      Rachel
      The Hobby Lobby BLACK FORGED CORNER BRACE at $10 each look like the ones they used.

  10. Daily Cupo on May 15, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I love this & your videos. It’s really helped my confidence level (as a total beginner.) I’ve made your floating shelves (LOVE them) and the cake stand you did (I’m adding dowels in the middle for the connecting parts so I can take it apart & store it almost flat & not worry about Velcro) I’m wondering if you’d do a console that matches this?

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