Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an X Coffee Table

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Estimated Cost


Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • 2 – 2×4 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×12 at 4’
  • 2 – 2’ x 4’ sheets of plywood
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/2” screws
  • 2-1/2” screws
  • 2” edge banding for edges of top
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2×4 at 27” – Legs
  • 2 – 2×4 at 12-15/16” – Legs
  • 2 – 2x4at 13-9/16” – Legs
  • 2- 2×4 at 14-7/16” – Shelf Supports
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 24” x 48” – Top
  • 1 – 1×12 at 46” – Shelf
  • 2 – 2×4 at 2-1/2” – Shelf Legs

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the bevels in the legs using a miter saw or jigsaw. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the straight ends of the shorter pieces. Assemble as shown using glue and 2”pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the shelf supports. Position as shown, then attach using glue and countersunk 2-1/2” screws through the legs into the ends of the supports.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the top. Spread glue over the face of one of the pieces and position the other on top. Wiggle the top piece to create suction then clamp together until dry. Attach the legs using toenailed screws through the ends of the legs into the top.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4

Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut a 45 deg. bevel along each long edge using a circular saw or table saw. Attach to the supports using glue and countersunk 1-1/2” screws.

Cut the pieces for the shelf legs. Drill pocket holes in one end of each piece. Attach to the underside of the shelf using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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