DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

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Build a beautiful Farmhouse Coffee Table for under $200!

The DIY Modern Farmhouse Bench I built last year has been one of my most popular projects. I have had quite a few requests for printable plans for that build this year. And, some questions from people that want to turn that bench into a coffee table. So, I finally decided it was time to draw up these DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans.

Of course, the original photo tutorial for the bench build is still available. Printable plans just make life easier when you’re working in the garage. And, plan drawings can be easier to understand. Since they are able to show details in a way that a photo can’t. 🙂

Let’s get to these DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans!

The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Before I put the upholstered top on my bench, you can see how great it would look as a Coffee Table!

Download the plans at the end of this post.


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The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
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DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans with 5 New Top Designs

Let’s start with a look at the new coffee table top designs! I used dark and light wood colors on the diagrams to make the different pieces easier to seen. You can go with all one color, mix and match stains, or even use your favorite paint.

The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
This Chevron Top is my favorite! In fact, I decided to use this plan to make some new wall art. The chunky 1×2 frame around the chevron’s looks so nice on that Farmhouse Coffee Table.
1" Thick Farmhouse Plank Top. The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
This 1″ top is made from 6 pieces of dimensional lumber that can be easily found at Home Depot or Lowes. In the printable DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans, I’ve shared how to join the boards for a smooth top. Or, go for a more rustic look with a routed chamfer.
2" Thick Farmhouse Plank Top. The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
A 2″ thick top, also made of 6 pieces of dimensional lumber, would look beautiful on this chunky leg coffee table. But you’ll probably need to resaw any 2″ thick lumber from your big box, to square the edges. This isn’t too hard for anyone comfortable with a table saw.
1" Thick Plywood or Edge-Glued Top. The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
You can go for a quick and easy, but still beautiful top by using Cabinet-Grade Plywood with Edge Banding or Pre-made Edge Glued Planks.
1" Thick Plywood or Edge-Glued Top. The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Then add your favorite molding to customize your table.
Glass and Wood Top. The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Finally, I love the open, classic look of a wood and glass top. Plus, you can put some cute boxes or storage underneath that you’d like to show off. Custom cut tempered glass can be bought at your local Glass Shops.
Original Bench Seat Frame. The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Don’t forget, the plans also include the full build plans for the original Upholstered Modern Farmhouse Bench Seat. The frame on top of the bench just adds a little extra detail beneath that deep upholstered seat. The full upholstery tutorial and video can be found here.
The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Here’s the 1st of 26 pages in the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Build Plans. The plans include a Material List, Tool List, Cut List, and steps to build the Bench Frame and 5 Coffee Table Tops.
The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Build diagrams are great for understanding dimensions and assembly better.

Printable Build Plans for this DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table are available for purchase on Gumroad. If you find any of these steps confusing, the printable will help explain things better, with plan images of each step and measurements 🙂


DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans

The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans

Grab my build plans for this beautiful DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans with designs for 5 optional tops for your living room.

Instructions

How to Build this DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Frame

  1. Make your cuts using the measurements above. Remember, don't cut the Tongue & Groove until the bench frame is fully assembled so that you can double-check measurements before cutting.
  2. Use your Kreg Jig, set to 3/4" thick wood, to put 2 pocket holes on each end of the 1"x4" and 1"x3" Select Pine boards (8 boards, 32 pocket holes total)
  3. Sand those Select Pine  boards and legs with 120-grit sandpaper. Sand all 4 sides of board and smooth down the long edges to give it a softer look. Keep the edges that connect to the legs square.
  4. Use the Kreg Drill Bit, Screws, and glue to assemble the bench. Make sure to always wipe away glue with a damp cloth as you go.
  5. The 1"x4" boards are used for the top apron. Start by assembling the short sides of the bench. The apron should be level with the top of the legs. I used a scrap piece of 1/8" thick paneling to get the 1/8" set back on the apron.
  6. Use the 1"x3" boards for the bottom apron, using the 1/8" setback again. The bottom of these boards sits 1 3/8" from the bottom of the legs.
  7. Assemble the short sides completely before moving on to the long sides. Once they are done, assemble the longer sides following the same steps.
  8. Add the ledge for the Tongue & Groove to the inside of the 1"x3" apron. The T&G is 3/4" thick, so the ledge should be glued and nailed 3/4" down from the top.
  9. Cut 9 T&G boards at about 16 1/8" long. Get the exact measurements from your bench. This will vary based on whether or not you got that 1/8" setback in step 5 perfect.
  10. Cut the tongue off (leaving the groove) of 1 of those 9 to have it fit against one side. Once the tongue is off, measure and cut your notch outs for the legs. Use your jigsaw to cut.
  11. Slide the next pieces in place till you need to get your notch out measurements for the last full piece. Mark and cut these.
  12. The final end will need about a 1" wide piece cut. Once everything is cut and dry fit, to verify, glue the T&G to the 1"x2" ledge.
  13. Now you should have a completed frame. Wipe away any excess glue again. Then let everything set and dry.
  14. Apply wood filler as needed.
  15. Once the wood filler has dried, sand any spots that may need another pass, wipe off the dust and dirt to prepare the surface for priming.


Next, pick one of the 5 hard top or the upholstered top design you want. Then build and attach the top to your DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table.

Notes

Want to know how to build a beautiful DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table or Bench? You've come to the right place. This pretty table looks like something you'd find at your favorite home stores, but will save you hundreds of dollars.

You can buy the Printable Build Plans with measurements and 3D Drawings by clicking the link to the Printable Plans.

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Watch this Video for Another Quick Look At this Build


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Feeling inspired? Get out there and build your own DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.

10 thoughts on “DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans”

  1. This turned out GREAT! Love it…(and your photos are awesome). Thank you for joining us at Reader Tip Tuesday….we hope to see you at the next party. xo

  2. This is such a beautiful table, luv it! I’d luv to invite you to share it with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday, which runs thru Mondays! Best, Ann

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