DIY Coffee Table With 2X 4’s
When I saw this 2 x 4 challenge the first idea was a DIY coffee table, I was really excited to participate in this challenge and try my hand at using some wood working tools.
I knew I would have a great teacher to help me..my hubby. If you follow me you know we both love a good DIY project, but most of the time it goes a little something like this… I tell my husband what I have in mind, he builds it, I refinish it, decorate it and project done.
This DIY went a little different, first I wanted to do it all by myself with him coaching me, but If your hubby is anything like mine it’s hard to keep him completely away when it comes to using tools, so we shall call this DIY Project “His and Her DIY Coffee Table made with 2X4’s” The reason we decided to go with a coffee table was because we had this piece of glass that was left over from a coffee table we repurposed into a farmhouse hall tree.
Things we added that we had on hand
Glass Table Top
How We Started
Taking measurements around the glass top building off of it
Pieces were cut to size from 8 ft 2 x 4 ‘s we used a total of 4 with a foot and half left over to build this coffee table
Now this guy (Roller Stand) became my best friend. I always wondered what this was and I finally found out! I is a great little tool to have when cutting long pieces of wood…it’s like an extended arm so to speak. With the rollers it makes it so easy to just roll the wood towards the saw for the next cut.
each piece was ripped 1/2″ in and 1/8 ” down for placement of glass
With a square a line from the corners of the glass to the edge of the wood a line was drawn to cut a 45 degree angles corners were cut at 45 degree angles and connected by countersinking a nail wood screw.
With a router all outer edges were rounded
To attached the corners two holes were counter sink and plugged with dowels cut into 1 inch pieces glued into holes and sanded down flat
all 2 x4’s pieces for the bottom shelf where cut to size and ripped on table saw
The bottom portion was laid out and the wire mesh was pushed into the channels
Legs were placed in between and attached with L brackets
measuring 6 inches from the bottom of the leg up L brackets were attached and then to the shelf
X’s where measured and ripped to fit in space between legs and screwed into place
To attached the top piece nail screws were used along with gate hinges for a looks and to secure it better.
the new Farmhouse DIY Coffee table was brought into ” it’s new home” in the living room glass was added … I still can’t believe this was made with 2×4’s .
Another Coffee Table Idea
For a Quick and Easy Project using left over pieces of scrap wood you may want to check out this one on How to build a Candle Centerpiece with Leftover pieces of Scrap Wood
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