Hey friends! I am so excited to share my latest furniture build with you today!  I teamed up with Ana White to design this new coffee table, and I LOVE the results!

Coffee Table DIY

This is a super easy build and the cost of wood was under $50.  That makes me like it even more!  I will share some tips with you here, and you can check out the full set of plans at Ana White’s site!

To cut my pieces I used the newest member of my tool family…

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For those of you in the market to buy a new saw, this Ryobi 10″ Compound Miter Saw is a great place to start!  It saves a TON of time on your cuts and it is also a great price!

I used one of my very favorite tools to get this baby easily put together.


The Kreg Jig makes building so much easier!  It also makes your projects more sturdy and professional.  The first thing I did for this coffee table was make all of my pocket holes.  Here is a shot of the bottom of the table.  You can see where I put my pocket holes.  For this part I used 1 1/2″ pocket holes.

Pocket Holes Kreg

For the 1×3 slats I used 3/4″ pocket holes.  The Kreg Jig easily adjusts to the different size making this part super easy.

Pocket Holes

Kreg Jig Pocket Holes

Then I used my Ryobi Brad Nailer to attach my top slats and for my angle pieces.

Ryobi Nailer

This part was so easy!  Just use some Gorilla Wood Glue under each slat, and nail from the bottom side of the table.

Gorilla Wood Glue

My final step was finishing!  I wanted to do something a bit different with this piece.

I started by staining the whole table with one of my favs…

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American


After that dried I used one of my new VERY FAVORITE tools to sand the whole thing down!  This little guys is just about the coolest thing since sliced bread…

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It’s Ryobi’s Corner Cat Finish Sander.  We have so many people ask what tools we use for distressing and sanding our pieces.  This tool is the best.  It’s lightweight but so powerful, and the sanding papers are so easy to change out.  And, it’s CHEAP!

I just used 120-grit paper and sanded the table until I liked the way it looked… Quick and SIMPLE!

On Ana’s plans this coffee table has feet.  I opted to make the table without feet, and add some wheels to it.  That’s the great thing about DIY.  You are the designer!  With a few modifications, you can take any plan and put your own spin on it… No pun intended 😉

So… Here are a few more pics of it all finished up in my living room…

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Hope you love it as much as I do!  I would love for you to share this $50 table and pin it below!  You guys are great!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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    1. ❤ I built my own coffee table using the plans at www. WoodworkPlans.info – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha ❤❤❤

      www. WoodworkPlans.info – check it out!

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    beds, closets, and complete home office furnitures directly to the publics.

      1. Hello! FABULOUS table – might just be the best coffee table EVER! PLEASE provide “Northern Tool” phone number and address……… thanks a ton!

  2. This table looks great! Pinning it…now I just need to convince my husband to let me have a hand at his saws! Do you think this would work from a pallet I rescued?

  3. I absolutely love this! I will be enlisting the help of my dear hubby ASAP! This is a must for our house! Hubby brought home 4 of those big casters months ago. I’ve been waiting for just the right project to use them on. I think i just found it! THanks so much for sharing.

  4. OMG! I love this table! Every time I think you can’t do any better…you do! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and the tutorials. I have tried many of your projects!

  5. I love all rustic/country looks of furniture. I made a coffee table out of a grist mill wheel and everyone loved it. I have pictures of it on my blog.

  6. Love the shade of stain you used and the distressing of the wood. Makes me wish I had room for building things at my house!

  7. That is an awesome coffee table. I love the shape and the color you picked. Good Job 🙂


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  8. LOVE THIS!!! I was getting ready to build the rustic x console and end tables, but I might have to do this instead.

    I’m looking for a new saw. What is the largest piece of wood this one can handle?

    1. Hi Jaymee… I would actually go with Ryobi’s sliding compound miter. This one is great, but if you are looking at building bigger pieces you will be happier with a sliding saw. I hope this helps!