This DIY coffee table is made out of 3/4" plywood and coated with cement. There is a hole in the top that allows a plant to grow through.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Circular saw
    Circular saw
  • Jig saw
    Jig saw
  • Drill
  • Orbital sander
    Orbital sander
  • Rubber trowel
    Rubber trowel


Wood Products

  • 1 Sheet of sanded pine plywood , 4'x8'x3/4"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box Of 1 1/4" Pocket-Hole Screws (See Tools List)
  • 1 Sandpaper, various grits
  • 1 Bag of feather finish concrete mix
  • 1 Drywall sanding mesh

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Sides , 12"x48"x3/4"
  • 1 Top , 18"x48"x3/4"
  • 2 Short sides , Cut to fit - see step 3
  • 2 Feet , 6"x12"x3/4"


  • Cut the plywood

    Cut the pieces of the table according to the cut list and diagram shown here.

  • Cut a hole in the top

    Draw a 10" diameter circle on one end of the top board and use a jigsaw to cut it out.

  • Assemble, measure, and cut

    Use pocket holes to attach the two long sides to the top. Take a measurement between the sides and cut pieces to fit on the ends. Use pocket holes to attach the pieces.

  • Add feet

    Screw 6" wide pieces that extend past the bottom of the box by 3/4" with 1-1/4" finish screws.

  • Cover in concrete

    Mix feather finish cement mix and coat the exterior of the plywood box.