Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Chloe Coffee Table, by special reader request! If you have a request for a special set of plans, please feel free to post it here with a link! You will need a member account to do this, but I have opened registration so you no longer need my permission to have your account approved, yay!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 – 1×4 at 8’
- 1 – 2×4 at6’
- 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Edge banding
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 2×4 at 17-1/4” – Legs
- 2 – 1×4 at 21-13/16” – End Aprons
- 2 – 1×4 at 51-13/16” – Side Aprons
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 22-9/16” x 52-9/16” – Shelf
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 26” x 56” – Top
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.
Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly. Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the curves using a jigsaw or a bandsaw, then clamp the pieces together and sand at once which makes them practically identical!
Cut the pieces for the aprons and cut 45 degree miters in each end. To drill the pocket holes, clamp a Kreg jig (preferably a “mini”) on the end of the board with the miter facing up and drill the pocket holes for ¾” material. Repeat this step for each end of all four aprons. Position the aprons ½” back from the front face of the legs then secure using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut the angle using a jigsaw and drill pocket holes as shown. Position the shelf on the leg approximately 3-1/4” up from the floor then secure using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Place a soup can at the corner to draw the radius for the table, then cut using a jigsaw. Position the top so that 1” overhangs the aprons then secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
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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