12 Gorgeous DIY Coffee Tables

One of the current trends in DIY coffee tables is the rustic, worn look of reclaimed wood and industrial hardware. When i completed building the table, the table top has some flex to it in the corners when you put some weight on it which pushes the other corners up/down. After bringing in the top and before attaching it all together, i gave the wood several coats of Howards Feed n’ Wax – this stuff is awesome! Basically what you want to do is raise your table saw’s blade to a little less tall than half the thickness of the leg (about 1 5/8′). And, as always, I’ve provided my tutorial pictures to make it even easier for you to create your own! I would hate for them to go through all the trouble and then the table breaks in half.

The nature of this table, though, is that it’s supposed to have a rustic look, so it’s a pretty forgiving project as far as imperfections in the wood are concerned. Invite your guests to take a seat in one of our sophisticated and affordable upholstered dining chairs , wood benches or luxurious banquettes. They are screwing the top boards for the top of the table together and one board has started to split at the end. Whether your dining area is large or small, modern or traditional, we have a great selection of stylish finds to fit every motif.


Rectangle table tops are available up to 16′ in length and round table tops up to 6′ in diameter. You can certainly transform these measurements for a higher, coffee shop type of tables. Choose a table with a vintage spruce finish rich in honey-warm tones, or bring depth with dark rustic mahogany and alfresco brown hues. Both the dining table and bench are handmade of solid acacia wood and metal with a sturdy construction.

It’s best to keep all your wood uniform for the best staining results, although a true rustic table could be made from all sorts of reclaimed wood, so I didn’t worry about it. I have already built one of your coffee tables and the wheeled bookshelf, and really appreciate all the cool info you guys share! A folding wood table top is nothing new – it is, in fact, a great way to save space, generally done by dropping leaves located at either end.

The offset will give you a table that looks like it was built by a farmer rather than by West Elm. It was a good decent table that wasnt exactly cheap so i just didnt want to get rid of it, plus i really like the lines of the chairs. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most current projects! We also have a bench and I’m debating taking the arms off so we can push it under the table. I did this part on top of the tabletop, because it was the flattest surface I could find. Earthy, rustic, modern, shabby chic, classic -reclaimed wood furniture works well with all types of decorating tastes.

I didn’t realize it until I got all my wood cut so I revised the materials list above with 6 2×2’s 8″ each. That’s a huge help actually – I love this kind of table but was afraid it might fall into the when the kids are bigger” list of things I covet… You’ve encouraged me! The wood for each table top is kiln dried and assembled using staves (planks) that are primarily quarter-sawn or vertical grain. Vintage Industrial Style Dining Table and benches, perfect for: Dining rooms Conservatories Kitchens Patios. When i had my great clean out , i took the top off the table and sold it. I kept the chairs, bench and table legs.