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Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table

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Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans
There are tons of farmhouse coffee table plans out there but I am so excited about presenting todays table! I have partnered with Kyle and Audrey over at Hillbuildit Creations to present the 3D plans to one of their original builds; This awesome DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table.
 
Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table
This DIY farmhouse coffee table is one of their many awesome builds! Click Here to check out more of their awesome work!! Now lets take a look at their Coffee Table. Isn't she a beauty!! Well thanks to Kyle and Audrey, and my 3D plan magic, now you can build it too with these awesome DIY farmhouse coffee table plans!!
  
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Dimensions:
Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans
Materials List:
  • 2 - 4x4s @ 8ft
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 8ft
  • 1 - 2x8 @ 10ft
  • 1- 2x10 @ 10ft
  • 1- 2x10 @ 8ft
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Step 1: Assemble Farmhouse Coffee Table Side

First, you will assemble the two sides of the coffee table by attaching 2x4 braces to 4x4s. You will assemble the boards together using a Kreg Jig and  with pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood Glue. There should be a 2" spacing from the 2x4 brace and the floor. After finishing this step, you should have two assembled sides for the DIY farmhouse coffee table base.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

The top 2x4 should be flush with the 4x4s and the pocket holes on the bottom board should be facing downward and the pocket holes on the top board should be facing upward.

Step 2: Add Decorative X Boards

Next, you will attach the decorative x boards to the assembled sides of the coffee table. You will attach the angled 4x4 braces to the assembled coffee table using pilot holes and wood screws.  You will repeat this step for the other side of the coffee table base.

For the best fit, before cutting your Xs, measure the boards against your assembled side.  (4x4s braces in place of 2x4s shown in picture)

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

Farmhouse X Coffee Table

These Xs really make these DIY coffee table legs to die for!

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table

You will complete the X brace by attaching the 2 smaller 4x4 braces to the 4x4s using wood screws along with wood glue.  Repeat step for the other side of the DIY farmhouse coffee table base.

Before cutting Xs, measure against your assembled side and mark for best fit/cut. (Note: Pictures shows table using all 4x4s)

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table built from 4x4s

You should now have two finished base sides.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

Step 3: Create Coffee Table Base

Next, you will begin forming the base by attaching the two sides together. First, you will assemble the bottom shelf by attaching the three 2x8s together using biscuits along with wood glue.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

The bottom shelf should be ripped to match the length of the 2x4 stretcher on the table sides. You will then attach the bottom shelf to the bottom 2x4 braces on the two base sides using a Kreg Jig and pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table

Next, you will attach the top 2x4 brace to the top of the assembled coffee table base using a Kreg Jig. Be sure to place the pocket holes facing upward so that they are hidden by the coffee table tabletop.

Chunky farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

Step 4: Assemble and Attach Top

Next, you will assemble and attach the table top for your coffee table. To assemble the coffee table top you will attach 2x10s together using a biscuit joiner and biscuits to glue up the table top. You may also use a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with  2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue for extra support.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

Farmhouse X Coffee Table

Next, you will attach the 2x10 bread boards to the assembled 2x10s using wooden dowels to attach along with wood glue.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

Once your table top is assembled, you will attach the tabletop to the assembled coffee table base using wood screws  and Tabletop Z clips fasteners.

Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

and there you have it! You should now have a finished DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table.
Audrey and Kyle knocked this build out of the park, and with these easy step by step coffee table plans, now you will have the chance to re-create your own.
 Let's have one more good look at "Hillbuiltit Creations" build again!
Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table styled in a farmhouse inspired living room
For the finish, Kyle and Audrey used Minwax Early American for the table top with Semigloss polyurethane, and Cotton Blossom by Behr (with a base grey paint) for the bottom. (220-grit sand paper for distressing). They also added in those beautiful baskets like these. Now its time for you to take a go and make your own DIY coffee table. 
Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table
Check out this build video from “731Woodworks” to see how he created his Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table.
 
Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table Printable Plans