Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Reclaimed Timber Slat Coffee Table

06.10.13 By //
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Reclaimed Timber Slat Coffee Table. This piece has a modern global sentiment and would be fabulous with many styles. Kinda love… Xx.. Rayan

Estimated Cost


Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 22 – 1×4 at 8’
  • It may be more economical to purchase 1×8 lumber and rip it down to the width needed or rip plywood into strips the proper width!
  • 1-1/4” screws OR
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 24 – 1×4 at 51” – Top
  • 46 – 1×2 at 3-1/2” – Top Spacers
  • 20 – 1×4 at 35-1/4” – Sides
  • 36 – 1×4 at 3-1/2” – Side Spacers

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


It would be easiest to sand and stain each board before cutting it. The cut ends can always be touched up after cutting. The table will be assembled by starting with the top and layering each piece. Using brad nails would be better than screws because there will be less of a chance of hitting a nail in the piece below but screws can still be used, if desired (just keep that in mind!).

Cut the pieces for the top and the top spacers. Position the spacers on the first board locating them 2” in from each end. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws. Continue layering all of the pieces in this manner until the top is complete.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the sides and the side spacers. Start by positioning the first side piece at each end of the table top. Secure to each top board using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Continue layering each side board and spacer, securing with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.

Touch up the stain on the cut ends, if it hasn’t been done so previously, then seal the entire table using a spray sealer.

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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