5 Sep

Bored with your coffee table? Here’s a brilliant project for you!

You’ll need:

  • 1 pc. 2″ x 10″ x 10′ board
  • 8 pcs. or more of 2 1/2″ pocket screws (self-tapping)
  • wood glue
  • wood filler
  • sandpaper
  • paint


  1. Cut two pieces of 2×10 that are around 18 ½ inches long. Shorten one of the edges of each board about ¼ inch so it could have a straight edge and to remove the round over. Create pocket holes for 1 1/2′ inch material along one of the long straight edges, around five pocket holes. Attach the two boards together using wood glue and 2 1/2-inch screws. Let the glue dry completely. Outline an 18” circle on the boards. Put a screw in the middle, tie a string to the screw, and create a loop around 9” out for a pencil.
  2. Print the 1, 2, 3 patterns and make sure you don’t choose “fit to page” when you print. Tape those patterns together, cut them out, and trace them on the 2×10. Cut off a ¾ inch section from the butt-end of the pattern and trace two of these leg patterns for every table.

  3. Using a jigsaw, cut out your tabletop and legs. Always make periodic relief cuts. After cutting, sand the cutouts. If you don’t have a jigsaw yet, read the reviews for the top 5 picks and choose the best one for you.
  4. Grab the two legs and the additional ¾ inch wood on the butt. Create pocket holes and use wood glue plus 2 1/2-inch pocket screws to attach them together. Get one of the legs and with the ¾-inch wood removed. Make pocket holes again and attach it to the center of the other legs using wood glue and 2 1/2-inch screws. Do the same for the 4th Ensure that the pocket screws aren’t screwed in one place so that they won’t hit one another.

  5. Use the tip of the pocket hole drill and make a small countersink in the crooks of the leg necks to fix the legs to the table. Place the legs at the center of the table top and attach them using 2 1/2-inch screws.
  6. Using wood filler, fill the cracks, pocket holes, and blemishes. Leave to dry.
  7. Sand everything for a smooth surface.
  8. Use your favorite paint color to paint the table. Enjoy!


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