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
Drill / Driver plus assorted bits
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
Step 1: Before you start
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.