DIY Modern Farmhouse Square Coffee Table

March 28, 2017

This post is sponsored by Kreg Tools.

Didn’t I just share a coffee table build with you all over the summer? I sure did. It was our upholstered, tufted coffee table and you can find the plans for that here. There are many things I love about an upholstered coffee table. They’re great for putting the old feet up and relaxing a bit and they have such a chic and elegant feel. What I found after living with it for a while was that I really missed having a solid surface to put drinks on, a surface for playing games with the family and a place to put the popcorn during a movie night. Don’t get me wrong, the large basket that I was using helped a lot but it just wasn’t quite the same. I also tried a breakfast tray and still came to the same conclusion, I wanted a regular coffee table again.

The timing couldn’t have been better because we were invited back by Kreg Tools to create another furniture build for their website When I started thinking up design ideas I really wanted something that had clean lines, a second shelf for magazine and book storage and a medium brown stained top. After a little planning and sketching here’s what J and I came up with.

It’s a 3×3′ square table, which fits our sectional perfectly! We added angled supports for a little interest and I can’t believe how much I love it! It crisp and bright but still has warmth with the stained wood top. I wanted to make sure it didn’t have an overwhelming farmhouse or rustic look, so I did not distress the bottom half. The paint color I chose was Decorators White by Benjamin Moore. It’s one of my go-to white paint colors. The top is stained first with Sun-bleached by Varathane and then topped with a dark antiquing wax.

My basket found a new home on the shelf below. It’s the perfect place for all those things you want to keep handy but out of the way.

Aside from paint and stain that we had on hand the coffee table costs under $40 in materials. You can’t beat that! One of the best things we ever did for our woodworking hobby was to purchase a Kreg Jig. It has made so many furniture builds in our home possible.

If you’re looking for the free building plans we’ve shared them here on- Build Something.

Don’t forget to take our spring home tour this week. Our home has seen several changes this year and I can’t wait for you to see what it looks like today. You can see our tour here.

Have a great week friends and happy building!



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  • Reply Marty Oravetz March 28, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This looks perfect. Marty

    • Reply Amanda March 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much Marty!

  • Reply chris aka monkey March 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    i love, love ,love this coffee table xx

    • Reply Amanda March 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you stopped by. šŸ˜Š

  • Reply Deb March 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Amanda! Loving that gingham print bedding in your room. Also, the new coffee table is perfect!

    • Reply Amanda March 28, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks girl! I debated switching out the duvet for something with brighter colors for spring but I’m glad I decided against it. Buffalo check is a classic!

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