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This rustic coffee table is an easy weekend build. It has many fun design elements such as nuts and bolts to give it a rustic yet industrial look. This is a great addition to most living room decors.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Sander
  • Sawhorse


Wood Products

  • 18 Board , 1x3 , 96"
  • 2 Board , 1x2 , 96"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 18 1 ¼” Pocket Hole Screws
  • 18 3/8-in-16 x 3-in bolts
  • 18 3/8-in-16 hex nuts
  • 18 3/8-in x 7/8-in flat washers
  • 48 1 ¼” wood screws
  • 1 120 Sandpaper
  • 1 Kona Wood Stain

Cut List & Parts

  • 24 Shelf Boards , 3/4"x2.5"x48
  • 12 Table Leg Height Boards , 3/4"x2.5"x19"
  • 9 Table Leg Width Boards , 3/"x2.5"x25"
  • 6 Shelf Joiner Boards , 3/4"x1.5"x18"


  • Cut boards and drill holes needed

    Cut all boards according to the cut list. Drill holes with a 3/8" spade bit in the (12) 19" boards and the (9) 25" boards. The picture shows the location of the holes.

  • Drill pocket holes

    Drill pocket holes in
    the 25” boards.
    They should be 6” from
    the edge of each side.

  • Sand or Paint Boards

    Completely sand your boards and paint or stain. This is very difficult to do once the table is assembled.

  • Assemble Shelves

    Place two of the 18” 1x2 boards
    across eight of your 48” 1x3
    boards and screw in with 1 ¼”
    wood screws. Repeat until you
    have three shelf units. 1x2 boards
    should be placed 6” from each edge.

  • Assemble Legs of Table

    Place 3 – 1x3 @ 25” between
    3- 1x3 @ 19”. Secure with a
    bolt, washer, and hex nut.
    The holes drilled with the spade
    bit will be the placement of the
    boards. Tighten the nuts to ensure
    the stability of the table. Make three
    of these.

  • Install Shelf Units to Legs

    Attach the shelf units you
    assembled in step 4 to the leg
    supports with pocket hole screws.