Friday, June 6, 2014

"C" is for Coffee Table (with drawer)

Build: diy coffee table with drawer

I made this coffee table at a friend's request.
She wanted a planked top, traditional farmhouse legs, one small drawer and a really chippy, distressed paint on the base.

I decided on 2x6s for the table top, it gives the planked feel a real chunkiness.
My friend picked the green paint color to coordinate with her other pieces.
It's Benjamin Moore cedar green.

The drawer is slim - made from 1x2s - but deep enough for remote controls and magazines.

I sketched up this build based on my friend's size requests.
You can find Ana White plans for similar coffee tables here, here and here.

How to build a coffee table with a drawer:

Finished size: 46"l x 22"w x 19 1/2"h


4 - 2x6 @ 46" (top)
2 - 1x5 @ 38 1/2" (apron front & back)
2 - 1x5 @ 14 3/4" (apron sides)
1 - 1x3 @ 18" (drawer face)
2 - 1x2 @ 17" (drawer front & back)
2 - 1x2 @ 15 1/2" (drawer sides)
1/4" ply 17"x 17" (drawer base)
4 - 1x2 @ 16" (drawer glides) *cut to fit

Step 1: Construct table top using Kreg jig pocket holes.

Step 2: Secure legs, side aprons and back apron to table top again using pocket holes.
Legs are inset from table edge.
Apron is inset 1/2" from outer leg edges.

Step 3: Mark center front apron for drawer face opening (18 1/2"l x 2 3/4"h) and cut out using jig saw.
Then attach front apron to table top.

Step 4: Build drawer.

Step 5: Attach drawer glides. (I choose to use only wood supports for this drawer, it's so little and thin but you could easily use hardware drawer glides too.)

Step 5 continued: One 1x2 runs flush to base of apron front opening.  The other 1x2 sits perpendicular 1/4" inside the opening (acts as a stop for drawer face).

Step 6: Paint base Benjamin Moore cedar green.  I used the Vaseline method to get the chippy distressed look.

Stain the top and base Minwax early american.

Seal everything 3 coats Minwax polyureathane clear satin.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal

The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Another beautiful project, Jaime! Fun color.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love this project! The green is a great color choice for the base. And the drawer is so handy.

Loughridge's said...

Beautiful work! Can you describe how you attached the legs to the table top? Thanks.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Jaime, I love it!