Hello!  I’ve been building again…  I found a coffee table in the Pottery Barn catalog and fell in LOVE!

Well it’s $699 and OUT of my budget so of course I turned to Ana!

DIY-Coffee-Table

She whipped up plans for a similar coffee table that cost me $100!  Score!

You can get Ana’s plans HERE!

Here are a few pics during my building process:)

My Kreg came in mighty handy for this build!  It really is amazing how solid it makes a piece of furniture!  Whit and I highly recommend purchasing one if you are going to build your own furniture!

Pic of the bottom shelf.  It’s two 1×12’s and I secured them together with the Kreg.

Hidden pocket hole underneath the shelf.

Now for the drawers….  The table itself was VERY easy to build but the drawers were the biggest challenge I have faced building so far.  That being said, they were “doable” and I am so glad that I tackled them:)

Here is a picture of the drawer slides and the drawer frames you build.  What makes this a little tricky is that the two frames you build for the drawers to slide in and out of have to be pretty identical.

TIPS for drawers:

~Do NOT use furring strips

~Make sure your boards are straight

~Build the first one based on your table measurements rather than the plans just to make them exact.

~I built the first one and then placed the second one on top of the first as I built it to make sure they lined up exact.

~No build is perfect.  If your drawer slides a little crooked, only you will know:)  The drawer face makes up for a lot of human error;)

I finished her off with my new FAVORITE stain!

Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut

It dries super fast, doesn’t smell as bad as most wood stain and the finish is so even and rich!

Ready to see my finished product???

 I bought the pulls at Home Depot for about $5 each.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this coffee table and I LOVE that I saved $600 building it myself with Ana’s Plans!

If you love it would you please pin it below 🙂  Thanks so much! ~Ashley

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  1. Pinned it, tweeted it, facebooked it – now just need to make it! I love the drawer description (if a little crooked you are the only one to know 😉 – I have to laugh – the last project we did a dresser – we did five drawers on (the one on your page) I think the last one was perfect! Can totally relate as I sit here laughing! Great post – thanks as always for sharing!!!

  2. Gorgeous!!! I want to make this, but wondering if I could modify it to have “faux” drawers? I am a beginner with building furniture and I don’t want to get in over my head:) any ideas? Thanks so much and GREAT JOB as usual:)