Hey friends!  You are going to LOVE today’s build!  We are sharing the cutest farmhouse DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table!  Before we get started, be sure to check out the YouTube video tutorial HERE or below!

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table

Be sure to download and print the FREE PLANS HERE!

How cute did this baby turn out?  Isn’t the top GORG??  We got the barn wood for this table from Porter Barn Wood, and they have made two special bundles on their site so you can purchase exactly how much you will need for this table… How cool is that? You can see the links to both bundles below!

Pre-finished Snow White barn wood – https://porterbarnwood.com/product/sh…

Unfinished barn wood bundle – https://porterbarnwood.com/product/sh…

Here are the other goodies!

Link to the white paint used on the table

Link to corner hardware

Link to the rug

Link to metal casters

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table – Shelf Assembly

The first step to building the table is to create the bottom shelf assembly. We used 2×4 boards for this part and ripped the boards to 3” wide each with our table saw. You don’t have to rip your boards on this part, but it will change the overall dimensions, so be sure to make those changes. We made 3/4“ pocket holes around all sides of the plywood panel. We also added 1.5” pocket holes to the ends of each long board. Attach the long sides of the panel to both sides using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws. The plywood for the bottom shelf will be flush with the top of the 2×4 boards.

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table – “Top of the Table To You”

Moving on to the top of the table. This will be assembled identical to the first shelf assembly, but the depth of the plywood will change. Grab a coupld scraps of the barnwood or planks you are going to use on the top. Lay them flat on a table, and lay the plywood on top of them with the pocket holes facing up. Now attach the long boards first using glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws. After those are attached, you can attach the shorter ends. These will attach with both 3/4 and 2.5” pocket hole screws.

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table – The Legs

Time for legs! These are just 2×4 pieces we have cut to 12” each.Add 1.5” pocket holes to one end of each leg piece. Attach the legs to top of the table using wood glue and 2.5” pocket hole screws. The legs with sit flush on both sides.

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table – Attach Bottom Shelf

Once the legs are attached, it’s time to attach the bottom shelf. Lay the top of the table face down with the legs sticking up. Add glue to the bottom of each leg piece and lay the shelf upside-down on the legs. Make sure each leg lines up flush and attach them to the table using 2.5” wood or Spax screws through the base and into each leg.

The final building step is to lay each plank in place. These will be cut to 20” long each. Attach each piece using wood glue and brad nails. Just make sure the length the nails isn’t longer than the width of the planks and plywood combined. Once you have finished that, you can paint or stain and add your hardware!  Because I was using pre-finished white barn wood from Porter Barn Wood, I painted the table before adding the planks.  Check out these planks….

And here it is one more time all finished!

DIY Barn Wood Cart Coffee Table


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  1. Hi! I was wondering if the company was still selling the bundle? When I click on the link it says it’s no longer available.

  2. Love! how did you get the paint to look rustic like this at the edges and on the barnwood? Do you just sand it a little?

  3. Hey Whitney and Ashley! I love your videos and really love the furniture you all have built. I am in the process of building this barn wood cart coffee table because (a) I think it’s cool, (b) it’s beachy and industrial (we live by the beach and my wife is fond of beachy) and (c) I deplore our current store bought coffee table.

    One thing I noticed (but correct me if I am wrong) is your plan calsl for three (3) 2 x 4 x 8′ in the materials list but the cut list shows four (4) 2 x 4 x 8’s. Not a huge deal for me, but this may confuse others. I’m thinking the correct number is four (4) 2 x 4 x 8”s.

    Meanwhile, keep up the excellent work and I look forward to many more videos and ideas.

  4. Wow! It’s see-worthy coffee table cart. It will be more colourful and artistic by adding some creativity. Am I right? It’s easy to make it in the home by a little bit of cash expenditure. Thanks for this cool fancy.

  5. looks great, but I don’t see how it’s a coffee cart for $50 when the materials from porter barnwood are $75 to $100 and that’s the sale price…

    1. Sarah,
      If you use MDF instead of plywood the materials WITHOUT the barn wood (at your box store) will be about $50. Blue stained t&g boards (available in my area at the box stores) would be a reasonable alternative to the pricey barnwood.
      Don’t use pocket screws into MDF, add blocking under it.

  6. Wow! It looks great. I am planning to buy one coffee table but after seeing this I have changed my mind.

    Thanks for sharing this.