Coffee Table Converts to Dining Table from Wild Rose Tiny House

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:56
Difficulty
Intermediate
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DIY coffee table that converts to dining table.  Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

Have you had a chance to watch our latest Tiny House video tour?

So many of you loved the coffee table that converts to dining table.  

It was one of my favorite projects too!  So simple, so practical, so beautiful too!

I'm happy to share the plans for this coffee table that converts to dining table below.  The finish I used is my favorite one step, Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut.

I love Danish Oil so much, I did a full tutorial on applying it here.  It is the perfect easy, clear, one coat color and seal in one.  I highly recommend it for wood projects, and you can add more protection on tabletops right over top.  

The plans for this project follow.  If you do build, please share, I'd love to see how your project turns out too.

XO Ana

 

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

3 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long

5 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long

2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length

4 4" L brackets or additional cross bracing for open bottom side

 

 

Common Materials
Cut List

9 - 1x6 @ 29-1/4"

2 - 2x4 @ 46-1/2" (approx)

4 - 2x2 @ 18"

4 - 2x2 @ 46-1/2"

4 - 2x2 @ 26-1/4"

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Layout the tabletop boards.  You can pocket hole them together with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws if you choose.  Then add the back supports and attach with 2" self tapping screws and wood glue.

Step 2

Build the rectangle base with 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.  Remember to hide pocket holes on side that will be less visible.  Use one pocket hole per end, use glue to secure.

Step 3

Scribe cut the cross supports and attach to the frame, using the 2" screws and glue to attach.

Step 4

Place frame on tabletop and attach remaining cleats in place with 2" screws and wood glue.

 

My coffee table needed additional support, so I purchased four L brackets in 4" length, and attached flat to the underside of the coffee table frame.  This was sufficient.  You could also add additonal cross bracing to the bottom (when in coffee table position).

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