Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY Plans | FARMHOUSE FURNITURE

Our living room finally looks complete with the new farmhouse coffee table that my husband just built. Watch the process from start to finish in this DIY video. Click SHOW MORE for sources!

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I have wanted a coffee table in our living room for probably about five years now. You know how it goes, though, life gets in the way of projects, and they just slip right down the priority list.

In the place where a coffee table should usually sit, right in front of the wingback chairs, I positioned a thrifted bench. I covered it with a DIY ruffle bench slipcover, so it was pretty enough, but wasn’t the best place to set a drink or plate.

When the magazines contacted me about doing a photo shoot in our home, they said they wanted a coffee table for the living room. They say they could either

A. Go buy one. or

B. Hire us to make one, that we could keep afterward.

Obviously, I chose the latter! This was the very excuse I needed to finally check that project off the list. And now we had a deadline.

When my husband, and his grandpa, built the farmhouse table in our dining room, I found the build plans on Ana White. If you are into making the furniture in your home, or even just trying your hand at small woodworking projects, her site is where its at.

We also used it to build the porch swing on our front porch.

Needless to say, I knew exactly where to turn for coffee table plans.

We settled on the Tryde Coffee Table plans from Ana White. It kind of looks like a mini version of our dining room table. Since our living room and dining room are all in one giant area, I kind of wanted them to have the same vibe.

For both the tables, we used Minwax stain in the color Weathered Oak. It is very light colored, so it shows the wood underneath, and gives it a gray tone. And you all know I love gray!

When my husband and I were building the porch swing, we discovered a little furniture building hack. Instead of borrowing a truck to go down the hardware store to get all the wood, and then lugging it home to make all the cuts, we took the cut list to the hardware store to have them do them.

It takes a little more time up front at the hardware store, but when you get home its all ready to assemble. Plus, all the lumber fit in our minivan, along with the 5 kids.

So, as long as your kids aren’t all at the store with you, and cranky because they didn’t eat dinner yet at 7 pm, its a great option. #notthatimspeakingfromexperience

Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY Plans Video
Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY Plans Materials
For this project we used Douglas Fir lumber from the Home Depot. For our farmhouse dining room table, we used Pine, but Lowes’ saw was down. Since we needed to have them pre-cut everything so we could fit it in our van, we decided the lumber difference wouldn’t be too big of a deal. I can hardly tell they’re different, honestly.

1 – 2×2 8′ length board

1- 2×6 8′ or stud length board

4 – 2x4s 8′ or stud length boards

1 – 4×4 post at least 6′ length

2 – 1×4 boards


Wood Putty


Matte Polycrylic

Scrap fabric, such as drop cloth, for applying the stain

Paint brush to apply Polycrylic

Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY Plans Instructions
Make all the cuts from the Tryde cofee table plans on Ana White. I recommend having the Home Depot or Lowe’s workers do this when you are still at the store. (Ana White does recommend holding off on cutting the tabletop pieces until the very end, after measuring the assembled table.
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Sandy Lunden says:

It’s so pretty! It looks so nice in your living room ☮️❤️☮️

Homebody Heaven says:

Nice! So perfect for your decor.

Terri Thigpen says:

Your coffee table turned out great!

Three& Done says:

Another great video!

Rebecca says:

This is beautiful! How long did it take to build? And how many coats of stain did you use? Also, did your dining table take a similar amount of time to build?

Victoria Love says:

very clever and practical way to get a beautiful coffee table. a great example of work smarter not harder. I love the finish you used. looks great!

Emily McClain says:

Great job! I love the edition to your living room.

Denize Crossley says:

Beautiful and I just love the colour…I also love your bench at the bottom of your bed it looks made for there …perfect as usual x

Megan Wright says:

Love love love this!! I am definitely going to try this for a coffee table for our front porch! Do you mind my asking how much the entire project cost?

Connie Seward says:

Oh my gosh, that color looks great on you!

Michelle Hesler says:

You two are amazing. Such a lovely coffee table. Much better quality than IKEA (not even comparable). I love that if you need something you just make it!!!

Sheila B says:

Ana White is a really great designer to get plans from. She has tons of them. I love the way your coffee table looks ♥️

67cia says:

The table turned out beautifully! I really appreciate you sharing your ideas and tips. Thank you!

Jeannette Cotton says:

Does Lowes charge to cut the lumber?

Kelly Moore says:

I love the Ana White plans. As soon as we move I have big plans for a table for the deck and other things. Isn’t it awesome having a handy husband?!

The Love U Give says:

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Norma Lopez Ingle says:

That turned out awesome. I also love Ana White.

Nancy Lynn says:

Great stain color! What was the cost

Copperhouse Farm says:

Awesome job looks like a mini version of your dining room table. 🙂

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