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My husband and I made this DIY Rustic Sofa Table when I was pregnant with Riley, but during the midst of the chaos I misplaced the SD card with the photos I took for the DIY Rustic Sofa Table Tutorialtutorial, and this really wasn’t a DIY project that I could share without being able to show step by step photos. Well, guess what?  I found the SD card, wooohooo! It was in a small container that was I another container that was randomly stored in the top of our coat closet. I have no idea how it got there, but seeing as how I was pregnant at the time I’m just going to blame it on pregnancy brain 🙂

So even though this DIY rustic sofa table is almost 3 years old I still Love it and am excited that I can finally share the tutorial with you!

Okay, let’s get started!

Here is what you need:

  • 7  – 1 x 3 x 8
  • 3 – 1 x 4 x 8
  • 2 – 2 x 4 x 8
  • 1 2 x 2 x 8
  • Drill
  • 1 Box of 2-1/4 Wood Screws
  • jig saw
  • Stain

Step 1: Cut and Assemble the frame for the top of the sofa table . To do this you need to cut 2 pieces of 1×4’s to a length of 62” (or whatever length you want your table). This is for the front and back of the frame. Next you will need to cut two pieces of 1×4 to a length of 18” (this is for the each for the sides).

Step 2: Cut two pieces of 2×4 to a length of 17.5″ (this is to support and stabilize the table frame).

Step 3: Pre-drill holes and use wood screws to attach the top frame of the table. See the picture below to see how it will look.

Assemble Table Top Frame

Step 4: Cut you 1x3x8’s to length (in my case we cut our 1x3x8’s so that they were 62″ L (we used 7 total for the top) Lay out the 1x3x8’s for table top and cutting to length; measure each 1x3x8 to 62”L then cut, (we used 7 total for the top) *you can also use 1x4x8’s if you prefer

Step 5: Assemble the top of the table spacing out the 1×3’s equally.

Arrange 1x3 panels for top of table

Step 6: Use a nail gun to attach them to the frame

Nail 1 x 3 panels to make table top

Step 7: Cut the table legs by cutting 4 2x4x8’s to a length of 30″

Cut Table Legs

Step 8: Install the legs to the top of the table frame. To do this you need to pre-drill the holes using a drill bit

Predrill holes for legs with drill bit

Then use wood screws to attach them

Attach table legs with wood screws

Step 9: To make the X  you will need to cut 4 pieces of 2×2 to a length of 20” each, these will be used as the crossed section on 2 sides of the table. When cutting these pieces you will need to use a mitre saw or craft mitre box cut a 45 degree angle on one end (going to the right) and a 45 degree angle on the opposing end going to the left. Repeat these steps for the other side.

Cut Wood to make X side

Step 10: Cut a 2” square that goes ¾” of the way through 1 of the 2 pieces that form the X (creating an even spacing for the cross sections) – do the same on the other side for the cross sections.

Rustic Buffet Table

Here are the two pieces for each side

Make X with wood Panels

X Side Panels

Step 11: Use a nail gun to attach the side piece with the square opening. Attach it at an angle.

Attach panel with opening at an angle

Step 12: Place the other piece of wood into the open slot to create the X. then nail it in place

Attach the other panel to form the X

Repeat this step for the other side

Step 13: Use wood filler to cover up the holes from the wood screws (sorry I don’t have a picture of this step)

Step 14: Apply stain to your table (do this in small sections because it dries quickly).

Apply Gel Stain

Step 15: Use a piece of cloth (preferable microfiber) to wipe off the excess stain.

wipe off excess stain with jmicrofiber cloth

Now you have a DIY Rustic Sofa Table. I know it’s called a sofa table, but I put the Rustic table my husband and I made in the dinning room 🙂 The pictures below are a mixture of when I originally took images of the “finished table” and from a few days ago (in cas you’re wondering why some of the decorative elements are different). 🙂

DIY Rustic Sofa Table

DIY Rustic Sofa Table Tutorial

Step by step rustic sofa table tutorial

DIY Rustic Sofa Table

DIY Rustic Sofa Table Tutorial

Rustic Sofa Table Tutorial

So, what do you think of my DIY Rustic Sofa Table? If you want to make your own and have any questions just let me know and I’ll do my best to help!!!

Until Next Time……

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