Inside: Build a set of four living room tables for around $160; coffee table, console table and end tables. It works well with many design styles such as farmhouse, coastal and rustic.
Build a set of four tables a DIY coffee table, DIY console table and DIY end tables to outfit your living or family room for around $160 (cost of the wood).
This post will provide all the tools, supplies and woodcuts to make a set of four living room tables. Here is what you will be building.
A coffee table.
And end tables.
Refer to each individual post for the build tutorial.
TOOLS FOR DIY SET OF LIVING ROOM TABLES
- Tape measure
- Miter saw – I use this miter saw
- Table saw or circular saw
- Drill – I use this drill
- Kreg Jeg – I have the K5
- Sander – I use this orbital sander with 150 grit sandpaper
- 18G Brad nailer – I use this 18G brad nailer
SUPPLIES FOR DIY SET OF LIVING ROOM TABLES
- 9 – 2 x 4 x 8 (rip cut down to 1 1/2 inch wide) or 17 – 2 x 2 x 8
- 2 – sheets of 48 x 96 x 3/4 inch sanded plywood
- 11 – 1 x 3 x 8
- 128 – 2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
- 74 – 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
- Wood stain – I used Varathane Sun Bleached and Minwax Early American
- Black flat latex paint
- Glaze (optional)
- Black and white latex paint (optional)
- Casters (optional) – I used old metal casters my dad gave me
- Sealer – I used Varathane Triple Thick Poly
- Felt pads (optional)
CUTS FOR DIY SET OF LIVING ROOM TABLES
The coffee table measures app. 48L x 22W x 16T inches. The console table measures app. 60L x 18W x 30T inches including the 5-inch casters. The end tables measure 24L x 18W x 24T inches. Adjust your measurements according to your sizing preference. Due to variances in wood thickness, errors in measurements and cuts, I recommend cutting your wood as you progress through the build. Remember always measure twice, cut once. To get a list of cuts for a specific table refer to each individual post. Otherwise here is an image of your woodcuts for the plywood and 2 x 2s to make all four tables and have the least amount of scrap leftover. Unfortunately for the second piece of plywood only one piece is needed. So if you have a piece of scrap plywood that is large enough you can cut about $45 off of the cost.
2 x 2 Cuts
Enjoy your new tables!
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