Image Credit: Ana White via YouTube
Here’s a fun woodcraft project idea that you can try over the weekend! Using only a few pieces of wood and a power drill, you can make your own farmhouse coffee table that costs only about $40, so go ahead and follow through the instructions below and watch Ana White’s video tutorial as well on YouTube for more details.
Cut 4 pieces of 2*6 into 46 inches (for the tabletop boards), 4 pieces of 2*4 into 16½ inches (for the legs), 10 pieces of 2*6 into 18 inches (for the shelf/ends), 4 pieces of 2*2 into 37 inches (aprons/shelf sides), and 4 pieces of 2*2 into 19½ inches (both ends cut at 52° off square with their ends parallel). Attach the legs to 2 of the 2*6 at 18 inches using 2 screws per joint, then use glue at all joints. Build two of these. Place the 2 leg sets on a level surface, then attach them together with the 2*2s using 2 screws per joint and wood glue. Place the first long “X” piece in the coffee table end, then attach them with glue and screw from the top and bottom. Place the second piece of “X” alongside the first one, then mark where the two pieces cross. Cut the second piece along the marked lines.
Attach the two cut pieces inside the coffee table from the top, bottom, and middle. Attach one of the 2*6 at 18 inches in the center of the table using two screws per joint and wood glue. Lay the tabletop boards on a flat surface, then apply some glue to the top edges of the table frame, and then place the table frame upside down on the tabletop boards. Attach the base to the underside of the tabletop boards using ample screws. Position the middle shelf slat on the center of the table’s bottom shelf, then attach them using 2 screws per joint. Attach the remaining slats inside the frame using 2 screws per joint as well making sure to add about an inch or less gap in between. Sand the entire coffee table, remove all residue, then prime and paint or stain.
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