My 2×4 outdoor sofa (plans here) and the one arm sectional piece (plans here) have been holding up well! I did apply one coat of penetrating transulcent exterior siding and decking stain to it in a brown tone, and it really made the wood beautiful! This is such a gorgeous and comfortable piece!
But I found as we were relaxing and using the sectional, we really needed somewhere to put drinks and snacks, somewhere to put our feet up. We needed a coffee table to match.
So designed a coffee table to match the 2×4 sofa and sectional styling, again using all 2x4s. Again, only a drill and a saw needed – no Kreg Jig required. Now I love my Kreg Jig to pieces. It is an amazing tool and I believe everyone should have one. But I like to do projects too that don’t require a Kreg Jig for people just getting into woodworking, and not ready to invest in all the tools just yet. If you have a Kreg Jig, you can certainly use it on this project to hide screws as well.
It took me about two hours, counting prestaining the previous day, to build this coffee table.
And under $20 in materials!
It is all kinds of gorgeousness. 2×4 what?!?!
It is a very substantial coffee table, solid and heavy. The wind isn’t going to blow it away.
So, you ready to build? The plans are below.
Also, here’s the plans for the matching sectional pieces:
2×4 Outdoor Wood Sofa Plans
2×4 Outdoor Wood Sofa One Arm Sectional Piece Plans
2×4 Armless Sofa Sectional Piece Plans
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