How To Make a Cubed Coffee Table

For this project you’re going to build 4 pine boxes that will create a large coffee table.

Material / ingredients required

Shopping List

  • Plywood 18mm thick cut to following sizes:
  • 317mm x 355mm – 8 pieces
  • 355mm x 355mm – 8 pieces
  • 1 piece of 6mm thick glass – 710mm x 710mm (edges
  • 35mm chipboard screws
  • Wood glue
  • Stain & Varnish
  • 5 wheels or alternatively 5 door stops
  • Clear adhesive bumpers

Tool List

  • Bosch PSB 14, 4 Li 2 cordless drill/driver
  • Bosch Drill bit accessory set
  • Bosch PEX 220A sander
  • Bosch PSM 160A sander
  • Bosch PSR 10,8 Li screwdriver

GID Coffee Table Dimansions

Step 1:

Attach two of the shorter pieces to the opposite edges of one of the larger pieces, and then attach the second larger piece to the 2 upright shorter pieces. You should have a square cube that is open on 2 ends.

Drill pilot holes first before putting your screws in. Pilot holes should be the same size or slightly smaller than the screw, in this case 4mm.

Repeat this process until you have four boxes.

Step 2:

Sand all our boxes both inside and out. Start with 80 grit sandpaper, and then move on to 120 grit sandpaper.

Step 3:

Stain or varnish your four boxes. Allow to dry and then sand them again using very fine sandpaper – 220 grit. If you stain your wood, remember to cover with a clear topcoat to protect the wood.

Step 4:

Place your four cubes next to each other to create one large cube. On each side have one open end and one closed end. Screw two of the cubes together, then screw the other two together, then screw the two resulting rectangular pieces together.

Step 5:

Screw the wheels onto the bottom of the table. One in the middle and one at each corner slightly recessed.

Step 6:

Stick a few of the clear plastic bumpers onto the top of the table and place the glass on top of that.