When I was trying to decide what style coffee table to add to our living room, I was leaning towards a more rustic and comfortable style. I chose to build a classic, farmhouse coffee table that was easy and simple to build. What I love about this coffee table is the turned table legs, they add just the right amount of classic style, which mixes great with the farmhouse style table top. Further, the legs were ready to build with and didn’t require any sanding or cuts, making this project even easier!
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The final size of this farmhouse coffee table is about 48″ long x 25 3/4″ wide x 16″ tall.
How to build a Farmhouse Coffee Table:
- (4) 15″ Table Legs (I used these, similar also available here)
- (2) 1×10 @ 4ft
- (1) 1×8 @ 4ft
- (2) 1×3 @ 8ft
- 1 1/4″ Kreg screws
- Kreg Jig (available here too)
- Miter saw
1. Add pocket holes to coffee table top boards
Use a Kreg Jig and drill pocket holes as shown in the photo below on the bottom sides of the three table top boards (the two 1x10s and the one 1×8).
*Tip: See my how to use a Kreg Jig post for an easy, step by step tutorial and video tutorial on how to use the Kreg Jig!
2. Attach coffee table top boards
Attach the table top boards with the 1×8 board in the middle, using 1 1/4 Kreg screws.
3. Make cuts and add pocket holes to coffee table aprons
Cut the 1x3s for the table aprons to the following sizes with a miter saw:
- (2) at 19 3/4″
- (2) at 42″
Then, add pockets holes with a Kreg Jig as shown in the photos below. ***Note, when I took the photo below, on the two 42″ pieces, I forgot to add two Kreg holes on each end (just like the shorter pieces), so make sure to add those additional holes!
4. Attach table legs to table aprons
Using 1 1/4 Kreg screws, attach the short table aprons to the table leg tops 3/4″ in from the edge. It’s easiest to do this using a clamp and a scrap piece of the 1×3 underneath of the apron as shown in the photo below.
Next, attach the long table aprons to the table legs. Here is a photo showing how I did this:
And here is what the coffee table frame looks like once all attached.
5. Attach coffee table top to table aprons
Finally, attach the coffee table top to the aprons using 1 1/4 Kreg screws. It’s easiest to do this by flipping over the coffee table top and frame. Make sure the frame is centered on the table top before attaching.
And that’s a wrap! Enjoy your new DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table!!!
I also chose to finish my farmhouse coffee table with a beautiful, rustic, weathered wood finish! The tutorial on how to create this rustic, weathered wood finish is included in Weathered Wood Recipes, which you can learn more about here!
And here’s some more photos!
I’d love to see your version of this build! Feel free to share photos with me on Instagram, Facebook, or email: [email protected]gelamariemade.com!
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Saturday 4th of September 2021
I am BRAND new and have never made anything so this might sound silly, but are there measurements or directions for exactly where to make the holes. How do I know where on the board to drill 🥴🤦🏼♀️
Angela Marie Made
Wednesday 8th of September 2021
You can look at the photos to see roughly where to drill your kreg holes, I also have a post that goes into more detail from a beginner level of how to use a kreg jig that may be helpful: https://angelamariemade.com/how-to-use-a-kreg-jig/
Wednesday 17th of July 2019
Did you need to sand the wood before you conditioned and stained it?
Angela Marie Made
Thursday 18th of July 2019
Yes! Here is a link to a post on how I sand my wood for most projects: https://angelamariemade.com/how-to-sand-wood/