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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Copenhagen Coffee Table

11.18.13
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Copenhagen Coffee Table. We have several pieces in the Copenhagen Collection so far, and this is a fabulous addition to the group! The frame can be painted with metallic paint to mimic metal for ease of building and is right on trend with that mixed media look that is so popular right now! Not to mention these mixed look pieces blend well into many different styles so mix it up and add something special to your living or family room this year! Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 5 – 1×2 at 6’
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for the top
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×2 at 16-1/2” – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 52” – Stretchers
  • 4 – 2×2 at 27” – Stretchers
  • 6 – 1×2 at 28-1/2” – Top Supports & Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 55” – Top Trim
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 28-1/2” x 53-1/2” – Top Panel
Instructions

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 and the longer stretchers. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher pieces. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the top supports. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 3

Cut the piece for the top panel. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges.

Cut the pieces for the top trim and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Insert the top panel – the outside face will be flush with the outside face of the frame – then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Position the top so that the trim overhangs the top supports, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

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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