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Simple elegant coffee table

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This elegant and sophisticated coffee table would cost a fortune if you wanted to buy new, but you can make it yourself for a fraction of the cost. We are sharing this easy DIY project with you because you will be surprised at how easy it is to make!

Note: SupaWood = MDF

YOU WILL NEED:

1 of 640 x 1240mm 16mm SupaWood - top

1 of 600 x 1200mm 16mm SupaWood - base

1 x 450 x 600mm 16mm SupaWood - divider

1 of 550 x 600mm 16mm SupaWood - shelf

2 of 70 x 1200mm 16mm SupaWood - front panel

2 of 70 x 632mm 16mm SupaWood - side panel

4 of 69 x 69 x 536mm PAR pine - legs

2 of 44 x 44 x 1800mm lengths of PAR pine - crossbeams

4 x 35mm cut screws

5 x 75mm cut screws

6 steel corner braces or brackets and 16mm screws

Wood glue

Wood filler

Wood primer

TOOLS:

Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Countersink bit

10mm spade bit

Mitre saw or mitre box and backsaw

Orbital or Random Orbit Sander plus 120- and 240-grit sandpaper

Optional: Dremel Trio or Router and decorative bit

Tape measure and pencil

 
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Step 1: Before you start

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Note: All sections are pre-drilled with 3mm countersunk pilot holes unless otherwise specified.

1. Before you start assembly there are a couple of pieces that need to be cut and routed. On the base measure 69 x 69mm for the legs to be mounted and cut this out with a jigsaw.

2. Mark at the centre of the cut out on the long side and drill a 4mm pilot hole x 75mm deep for mounting the legs to the base.

3. On the top, front and back panel, and the side panels, use a Dremel Trio or Router and decorative bit to finish off the outside edges.

Aleator77713 days ago

A great table! You should switch the current main image with the table you built. It's just a stock photo, show off your great work!

shazni13 days ago

Very elegant!