DIY Coffee Table Project - Online Metals

Create your own Living room centerpiece. DIY Projects from Online Metals.

Coffee tables are the centerpiece to every living room. Searching for a unique, sturdy yet simple design is a difficult process without paying a heartbreaking $700- $1500.
This DIY Coffee Table guide will help you hand create a personal and inexpensive yet  stylish centerpiece that you can enjoy and be proud of.

        Required ToolsRequired Materials
  • Electric Drill
  • Welding Equipment
  • Sander (or sand paper)
  • Miter Saw (Unless you purchase lumber and aluminum pre-cut)
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety Glasses and Gloves

*Project requires welding experience.
Coffee Table Metal Frame Layout1: Acquire Materials
2: Metal and Wood Cuts
I.    Cut your Aluminum Bare Rectangular tubes and the two wood pieces using the miter saw.
II.   Cut the 45° angles on the aluminum the side frame pieces to prepare for welding.
3: Welding
I.     Weld the side frame pieces at the 45° angles. Close-Up Weld Layout II.     Weld the 24” cross beams connecting the two side frames to complete the frame. Top and Bottom Frame Layout Note: The parallel 15’’ Aluminum Tubes from the top and bottom frame are the same top 15’’ Aluminum in the Side Frame.
III.     Sand down welded edges smoothly
4: Sand and Stain Wood pieces
I.      After thoroughly sanding, stain the wood with any color.
5: Assembling the wood pieces
I.       Using the 1’’ corner braces, secure the wood pieces to the underside of the aluminum frame. 1'' Brace Layout 6: Enjoy your new coffee table!