Hey friends! I am really pleased with how this latest build turned out. Before I show you, let’s talk price. The whole table uses 7 boards that cost around $35. Yep… $35! Check out my new DIY Sawhorse Coffee Table!
DIY Sawhorse Coffee Table – Tutorial & Plans
Isn’t she pretty!? This is a very simple build guys! As always, I will walk you through the entire build here, and you can also download and print the FREE plans by clicking HERE or the picture below.
You will build your sawhorse bases first. These are made with an I-beam design. Cut your 2×4 first to size. I used my miter saw for this part. Once your wood is cut, add a line of glue to one end of your vertical piece. THIS is our favorite wood glue! Our friend Clint told us about it, and we love it!
Add the horizontal board to the top of that and make sure it’s centered. Then, use 3″ Spax screws
to attach them.
Once you have one horizontal side attached, connect the other using the same method. You can see here I used 3-4 screws to attach each board.
Your I-beam should look like this at this point…
Next add your legs! You will have 8 of these. The plans tell you how to find the perfect angle. I just cut mine to 18°.
Make sure to pre-drill 4 holes to attach each leg. This keeps the wood from splitting, especially since you will be so close to the edges of the boards. I measured my pilot holes to keep them all about the same for each leg.
Attach each leg with four 3″ Spax screws.
DIY Sawhorse Coffee Table – Pocket Hole Tip
Now for the supports. Under each leg there will be a support. I cut these to size and added 1.5″ pocket holes to each one. I used my K5 Kreg Jig
for this part. Many of you ask which Kreg Jig to purchase… This is our #1 pick!
Then, I added wood glue to each end and attached them using 2.5″ pocket hole screws.
Almost done! The top is planked using 1.5″ pocket holes and 2.5″ pocket hole screws. You can see where I put mine in all the pictures.
I attached the bases to the table top using wood glue and 3″ Spax screws from under the I-beams and into the table top. Here she is all finished!
DIY Sawhorse Coffee Table – Painting & Nails
I painted the whole thing using a color called Seine by Sherwin-Williams. I used a Vaseline distressing method. You can see a short video of that HERE.
I added some large brass nails to the top that I found at Hobby Lobby.
The vase on the coffee table is from World Market.
My flooring is Cottage wood tile from The Tile Shop. I shared a post on it HERE.
The pumpkins on the hearth and the wreath on my pallet are from Target.
The cute metal vase is from Save on Crafts.
I will be sharing the FREE printable banner on my mantel this week!
I think that just about covers it… Here are a few more shots of the table in my room!
Let me know if you have any questions at all! I would LOVE for you to share and pin this project with all your peeps!
Thanks so much and Happy Building!
Check out this video on how to build this DIY Rolling Storage Coffee Table!