For years I’ve been wanting to make a new coffee table. After making the credenza/TV stand a few weeks ago, I was motivated to make another “mid-century modern” piece. This time I wasn’t adhering exactly to any particular ’50s style coffee table, but rather I wanted something to echo the credenza’s design. After years of building up a mish-mash of furniture, it is nice to finally have a couple pieces that go together!
A lot of the construction of this is similar to the credenza, so in this video I tried to focus on a few techniques that I glossed over in the other video. I know, I know: retro furniture isn’t to everyone’s taste, but you should be able to pick up a few tips in this that might help you do design your own coffee table.
But if you do like this style as much as I, and want to build one just like it, here are plans for the coffee table: