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!
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…
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.
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.
Then I used my Ryobi Brad Nailer to attach my top slats and for my angle pieces.
This part was so easy! Just use some Gorilla Wood Glue under each slat, and nail from the bottom side of the table.
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…
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…
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…
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!