I am so excited to share my Factory Cart Coffee Table reveal today. This is a basic, beginner level project. I used my Ryobi Table Saw (I love that thing), but you could make your cuts with a circular saw (or ask the guys at Home Depot or Lowes to cut the boards for you).
Don’t you just love these castors? You couldn’t buy these castors, this size for the price I got the entire cart for.
Ana White has plans on her site that I used as a rough guide. If you don’t want to buy a cart, or can’t find one, you can use these plans to create a base to attach castors to.
I started out by cutting cross supports the length of the cart top
After determining the height I wanted the coffee table I changed my plan and used a scrap 2×4 I had for my base
I attached the front and back pieces first, and then added the cross supports. In the end I wanted my table top to have a slight overhang so I attached them flush with the top of the boards
Then I attached the sides. I counter sunk all the screws since I knew I would fill them with stainable wood filler when I was finished. I think it gives the table a more rustic look.
I also did this for the top. I measured a straight line where I knew a support was underneath. I placed one screw in the center of each board and then used my finishing nailer for extra strength. I used a lot of glue too.
Here is the finished table after I filled the holes
Next I sanded with 120 grit paper to get all the extra wood filler off the boards and make them nice and smooth. I also rounded the edges just a bit
I chose dark walnut stain by minwax (1 coat) and finished the table with 2 coats of polyurethane. I sanded with a very fine sanding block in between each coat of poly. I also prepped the table with wood conditioner.
I love how this table turned out!!
The wheels look a little lighter in these pictures, but they are more true to what you see in the outdoor pictures.
The finish turned out beautiful!
If you are thinking of taking that leap into your first DIY build…this would be the perfect project. It’s basically my third big project. My first was my farmhouse table. Next, I made the raised wooden cooler for my husband for Father’s Day. And now this coffee table. If I can do it, you definitely can!!
Head over to my linky party Weekend Beautiful and link up your projects. I would love to see what you have been up to!!
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