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45"x45" Square Coffee Table

Hi! Today I'm posting an 45"x45" square coffee table! This is an easy and affordable project that will take 2-4 hours to complete.

As always, measure before you cut. Not all wood is created equal so some of the measurements may vary slightly. ALWAYS use safety precautions. This post is for entertainment purposes only.

1-1/4" pockethole (PH) screws
Stain, paint or seal.

Miter saw
Table saw
Circular saw
Nailer (optional)
Pockethole Jig

Step 1: Cut 1x12x8' // 4 @ 47-7/8"

Step 2: Drill PH and glue and plank tabletop together.
Step 3: Cut your table top down to 45" to create a square. Do this by clamping a straight edge and using a circular saw.

Step 4: Build the base of the table. Start by mitering 1 edge of 2 boards at a 45 degree angle.

Step 5: Drill PH leaving a space every 18". Put the 2 mitered edges on the ends. Plank boards together using PH screws.

Step 6: Using a straight edge  and a circular saw cut 4 @ 18".

Step 7: Once you have 4 18x29" pieces. Drill PH hole on the top of each board. This is how the base will attach tot the tabletop. Create a box with your 4 boards lining up the mitered edges. I clamped, glued and screwed. I did NOT use metal brackets.
Step 8: Center the base on the tabletop and attach with PH screws.

Step 9: Flip table over. Measure and cut trim. Attach trim to the underneath of the tabletop.

Step 10: Sand, stain and seal your project. I used a mixture of Weathered Oak and Special Walnut.

Thanks for following along! If you take a stab at this project-be sure to post it!! I'd love to see it!



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