Coffee tables are one of those things that everyone needs, but few get around to buying. No wonder they’re expensive, hard to assemble, and take forever to put together.
How to build a coffee table
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to build your coffee table without paying hundreds of dollars for a pre-made model. In this article, we’ll show you five ways to build a coffee table at home.
Step 1: Build a base
The first step to creating your coffee table is building a sturdy base out of wood. The easiest way to do this is by using 2x4s as legs. These will provide enough support for your tabletop while still being able to move easily.
You’ll also need to cut down the length of each leg so that it fits under the tabletop. Once you’ve done this, attach the legs to the underside of the tabletop using screws.
Step 2: Add supports
Next, add supports to the bottom of the table. These will keep the table steady and prevent it from wobbling. We recommend adding four supports to the corners of the table.
Step 3: Attach the tabletop
Now comes the fun part – attaching the tabletop to the base. Start by screwing the tabletop into place. Next, drill holes into the tabletop where you’d like to insert bolts. Insert the bolts and tighten them until they’re secure.
Step 4: Finish off the table
Finally, finish off the table by covering the entire surface with fabric. Measure carefully before cutting the fabric because you don’t want to waste material.
Step 5: Enjoy your new coffee table
You can turn an old piece of furniture into a beautiful coffee table with just a little work. Now you just need to sit back and relax while your friends admire your handiwork.
How to style a coffee table
Coffee tables are one of those things that we just assume everyone knows how to put together. However, there are many ways to style a coffee table. In this article, I will show you three different styles you can choose from.
- The first step is deciding whether you want a traditional or modern coffee table. Traditional coffee tables tend to be more formal, while modern coffee tables tend to be casual.
- Next, you must determine where to place the coffee table. Some people prefer placing the coffee table in front of the sofa so that guests can sit down comfortably. Others prefer the coffee table against a wall, so the room looks open and airy.
- Finally, you need to decide what wood you would like to use. Oak, mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple…the list goes on and on. It depends on what you like.