This step by step diy project is about turned leg coffee table plans. If you want to learn more about building a a beautiful wooden coffee table, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the turned leg table in just one weekend, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking.
You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. Taking into account the neat design, this coffee table can match the style of any living room. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done. If you are looking for other designs or sizes, you should check out the rest of the furniture plans.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.
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Turned leg coffee table plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2 3/4″x2 3/4″ turned legs – 18″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 46 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/2″ long APRONS
- C – 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long TABLETOP
- D – 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 24 1/2″ long BREADBOARDS
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- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
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- One Week
How to build a coffee table
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the coffee table. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×4 supports. Align the components and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create rigid joints. Make sure the corners are right-angled.
These plans are designed for 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ turned legs, but you can choose any size that suits your needs. However, make sure you adjust the size of the aprons to get a professional result.
After building the sides of the coffee table, we recommend you to lock them together by installing the rest of the 1×4 aprons. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons and secure them to the turned legs. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to make sure the joints are rigid.
In order to enhance the rigidity of the frame, we recommend you to install a 1×4 support. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the support and secure it to the aprons using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints.
Building the tabletop for the coffee table is easy, but you need to use certain techniques. Drill the pocket holes to the 1×4 slats and lay them on a level surface. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock everything together, after adding glue to the joints. Make sure the edges are flush and leave no gaps between the components.
Next, attach the bread board ends to the tabletop, as described in the diagram. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to make sure the joints are rigid. Check if the edges are flush before inserting the screws.
Center the frame of the coffee table to the tabletop, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes through the aprons, on the interior faces, and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to enhance the bond of the components.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.
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