Introduction: Simple Coffee Table

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Simple Coffee Table design built with inexpensive materials.
Materials required:
  1x4" white-wood boards ~$3 each depending on width
  Cabinet door ~$4.5 salvage from Ikea
  glue (optional)
  Miter box/saw
  Machinist Square
  Power drill screwdriver + bits

Step 1: Arms and Feet

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These are the upper and lower horizontal pieces for the sides. Cut 4 boards with a 45* or 60* angle 1" from the edge.

Step 2: Assemble Frame

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Sorry for the short description and lack of pictures of this step. The top and bottom horizontal pieces should attached to a single vertical support. Ensure that the support is centered and squared so that the table is level.

Reinforce the top piece with a scrap for the horizontal supports that run lengthwise.

Step 3: Optional Steps

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I left the top removable for potential painting.
The bottom could be braced but if the top is square it is fairly sturdy.


BartholomewH (author)2015-06-11

simple and easy to build flat pack instructable here,

PeckLauros (author)2011-07-09

Nice idea and easy to make. Good work.

zazenergy (author)2011-03-07

great, thank you!

LuisiJ (author)zazenergy2011-03-07

Gad you like it

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