Haven Turned Leg Coffee Table

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:46
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Easy DIY coffee table with turned legs - from Ana-White.com

This year, with our son being so young, we decided to limit our travel.  It's always quite a trek for us to go anywhere, since we live 2 hours past the farthest north international airport in the US, up here in Alaska.  

Getting to the east cost is an all day adventure.  Getting to the east coast with a nursing newborn .... I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  

Especially not the other passengers.  

But seeing all the pictures from the Haven Conference this year made me regret not just going for it.  Like sorry 22C.

Particularly these pictures:

That's Jaime from That's My Letter, teaching attendees how to cut boards.

And Jen from House of Wood helping attendees drill pocket holes.

I've done this before - build live in front of an audience - it's tough.  But these ladies are rocking this coffee table!!!

Aren't those legs beautiful?  They were supplied by Osborne Wood.

I love that Jaime and Jen didn't forget those little steps that make such a big deal, like checking to make sure the table is square.

Or the most important things of all - to have fun while building!!!!

Isn't it beautiful?

Now I can't bring the Haven Conference to you, but we are sharing the plans that Jaime and Jen used to build this coffee table below.

Enjoy the plans!

XO Ana + Family

PS - Check out these other coffee tables made by these ladies -

From Jaime from That's My Letter

And from Jen from House of Wood.

Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

3 - 1x6x8
2 - 1x4x8
4 - turned legs (3 1/2" wide at top)

Common Materials
Cut List

5 - 1x6 @ 48" (top)
2 - 1x4 @ 39" (long side aprons)
2 - 1x4 @ 19" (short side aprons)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

Build the tabletop first. For more tips on building tabletops check out this post here.

Step 2

Attach end aprons to legs.

TIP: If attaching top with pocket holes in later steps, make sure you drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward in aprons.

Step 3

Next, attach the longer aprons to the legs.

TIP: If attaching top with pocket holes in later steps, make sure you drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward in aprons.

Step 4

Adjust base for square and then attach to underside of tabletop.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.



Mon, 07/14/2014 - 14:22

Jamie and Jen did a great job teaching us "newbies" how to make this table at Haven. And it really was fun! That's me laughing on the left! Thanks so much for sharing the plan. ~ Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

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