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I wanted a large statement piece for our living room and this DIY Modern Industrial Coffee Table was the perfect piece. Its simple design with a modern industrial flare was the perfect fit for our living room.

STEP 1 : Measure the height of your couch before you cut and build! I made the mistake of building the entire coffee table before paint and stain.

Luckily, I brought it in to see how it looked in the space and it was 2.5″ too tall for my couches. We have very low couches that I didn’t take into account when I first started building.

I used a Kreg Jig and clamp to drill the pocket holes. I don’t have a work bench so I used the boards for the top of the coffee table and a few saw horses to brace the clamp. STEP 5 : Next, attach 2 of the 44-15/16″ long boards to the leg frames – again hiding pocket holes on the top and the bottom.

Attached the remains 43-1/4″ board to the center to help brace the weight of the top of the coffee table. STEP 7 : Attach remaining 2 – 44-15/16″ boards to the leg frame – again, hiding the pocket holes on the top and bottom. STEP 8 : Flip over the assembled piece on top of the other leg frame and screw together.

STEP 9 : Spray paint your coffee table base! For tips on Sanding and staining check out my DIY Open Shelving post.

I chose to stain before assembling the entire coffee table together.

For the coffee table I used that same staining technique and colors I used for my DIY Wood Framed Mirror.

Wipe off almost all of the provincial when you put it on with the cloth so you get a very light wood color for the finish. STEP 11 : Assemble your coffee table top and attach to base.

B) Use a Kreg Jig and drill 4 – 3/4″ holes on the bottom of all your 48″ boards (Labeled with an X in the photo). STEP 12 : If you chose to assemble using “B.” Lay your coffee table top on a flat surface and use the 2″ screws to screw through the 2 x 2 base into the coffee table top.

Minwax Polycrylic (Water Based) – Clear Satin Finish

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