Rustic Coffee Table

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thecraftedmaker added on 8/15/2015

This rustic coffee table is an easy weekend build. It has many fun design elements such as nuts and bolts to give it a rustic yet industrial look. This is a great addition to most living room decors.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut boards and drill holes needed

Cut all boards according to the cut list. Drill holes with a 3/8" spade bit in the (12) 19" boards and the (9) 25" boards. The picture shows the location of the holes.


Drill pocket holes

Drill pocket holes in the 25” boards. They should be 6” from the edge of each side.


Sand or Paint Boards

Completely sand your boards and paint or stain. This is very difficult to do once the table is assembled.


Assemble Shelves

Place two of the 18” 1x2 boards across eight of your 48” 1x3 boards and screw in with 1 ¼” wood screws. Repeat until you have three shelf units. 1x2 boards should be placed 6” from each edge.


Assemble Legs of Table

Place 3 – 1x3 @ 25” between 3- 1x3 @ 19”. Secure with a bolt, washer, and hex nut. The holes drilled with the spade bit will be the placement of the boards. Tighten the nuts to ensure the stability of the table. Make three of these.


Install Shelf Units to Legs

Attach the shelf units you assembled in step 4 to the leg supports with pocket hole screws.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(18) 1x3, 96", Board  
(2) 1x2, 96", Board  


(18) 1 ¼” Pocket Hole Screws  
(18) 3/8-in-16 x 3-in bolts  
(18) 3/8-in-16 hex nuts  
(18) 3/8-in x 7/8-in flat washers  
(48) 1 ¼” wood screws  
(1) 120 Sandpaper  
(1) Kona Wood Stain  

Parts/Cut List:

(24) Shelf Boards, 3/4"x2.5"x48  
(12) Table Leg Height Boards, 3/4"x2.5"x19"  
(9) Table Leg Width Boards, 3/"x2.5"x25"  
(6) Shelf Joiner Boards, 3/4"x1.5"x18"  

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