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Shanty Flip House – Episode 7

We are back with Episode 7 of our Shanty Flip House and today we are talking all about how we are making this house a home! Tearing out walls and part of the ceiling left us a big beautiful but empty space, in the main part of this house. We were challenged to anchor each space to help potential buyers see how these spaces could be lived in.

Of course, that lead us to build a beautiful coffee table for the living room. This coffee table would fit right in front of the fireplace and the furniture surrounding it will create a living room in this big space! As usual, we’ve got the free printable plans for you and the how-to video! Just click the image below to see how easy it is to build this DIY Coffee Table! And, did we mention it is less than $40 in lumber?

Click HERE to jump to the Free Printable Plans!

DIY Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table

Supplies

Tools

Building the DIY Coffee Table

Step 1 – The Table Top

Cut the table top planks and drill 3/4″ pocket holes, as shown on the cut list.

Attach the planks together with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. We like to use our Kreg Face Clamps at each pocket hole for a super smooth table top!

Measure and cut the breadboards to size. Attach them to the ends of the planks with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2 – Building the Base

Cut the base pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the angled ends of each foot. Attach the feet to the runner with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Build two of these bases.

Cut the legs to size and attach them to the top base with 2 1/2″ wood screws from the top of the base and into the legs. The pocket holes should face up. Note: We popped a couple of 2″ brad nails into the top of the legs to keep them in place while we attached them with wood screws.

Flip the base over and attach the bottom base with wood glue and 2 1/2″ wood screws fro the bottom of the bottom base and into the legs. The pocket holes should face down. Refer to the plans for the exact placement of the legs.

With the table top upside down, center the base on top of it. Attach the table base to the top with 2 1/2″ wood screws from the top of the base and into the table top.

Step 3 – Time for a Finish

Now it’s time to sand the table down and add a finish! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

Happy Building!

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DIY Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table

Build this DIY Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table with about $40 in lumber and only a few tools!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SET OF PLANS INCLUDING THE SUPPLY LIST!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig

Supply List

  • 4 1x4x8 Common Boards or Pine
  • 1 1x6x8 Common Boards or Pine
  • 3 2x4x8 Common Boards or Pine

Instructions

Cut Lists  – Note: I ripped the round edges off of some of the 2x boards. The width of the boards is noted in the cut list. This is not a necessary step but if you choose not to rip your boards, adjust the plans accordingly.

  • Cut List

Table Top

  • Cut the table top planks and drill 3/4" pocket holes, as shown on the cut list. Attach the planks together with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
  • Measure and cut the breadboards to size. Attach them to the ends of the planks with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

Table Base

  • Cut the base pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into the angled ends of each foot. Attach the feet to the runner with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Build two of these bases.
  • Cut the legs to size and attach them to the top base with 2 1/2" wood screws from the top of the base and into the legs. The pocket holes should face up.
  • Flip the base over and attach the bottom base with wood glue and 2 1/2" wood screws from the bottom of the bottom base and into the legs. The pocket holes should face down.
  • With the table top upside down, center the base on top of it. Attach the table base to the top with 2 1/2" wood screws from the top of the base and into the table top.

The Finish

  • Now it's time to sand the table down and add a finish! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too! Happy Building!

3 Comments

  1. Nina on October 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

    The end result is just wonderful. Great job, super inspiring.

  2. Mel on September 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I am unable to see the cut lengths on the plans. Does anyone know the lengths the boards need to be cut?

    Thanks!

  3. Tania on September 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    What program do you use to show your plans?

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