This industrial coffee table build was easy and I love the way it turned out! We were in desperate need of a coffee table for our rustic industrial living room.
For a while now I had been thinking of making a coffee table with wheels because I’m always pulling it right up next to the couch to work or eat on when I’m home alone.
After a quick little search, I saw this table over at Shanty2Chic and I loved it!If you are looking to make this, first head over to Rogue Engineer and get the plans HERE. I laid them out and connected them with a whole bunch of pocket screws and wood glue. I needed about 3 1/2 more inches so I decided to cut up a 4×4 and add them to the braces underneath.
I don’t really have a technique, I just sort of played with layering all the stains I already had sitting around. I did start with a light coat of Minwax Special Walnut. Then I just started layering (letting it dry in between coats) until it looked like this.
I just grabbed a big pack of stencil stickers from Walmart, close to the poster boards and school supplies.
I like the sharpie because when you put it on stained wood, you can make it bleed a little by just using a paper towel and a little elbow grease. I used my friend Kim’s, over at Knock it Off Crafts, super technical technique of hammering, scraping and hitting things until it looked a little more weathered.
We scratched the letters up pretty good so that are barely noticeable. I might sand it out and put a coat of satin on, but I’ll probably just move on to the next project :).
I had looked online for the dimensions of the base plate, but somehow messed them up, so the didn’t quite fit on my 4x4s.
I did have to stain that little piece of wood to match, but that was okay, because I also had to spray paint all the hardware. I used the Rusteloum primer, followed by 3 LIGHT coats of their Oil Rubbed Bronze metallic spray paint. I was also a little concerned about the painted wheels rolling around on my white rug, so I added a couple of coats of Rustoleum protective enamel.
My new favorite furniture child, our industrial coffee table! If you want to see how I made those shelves that surround my TV and hide all my cords, check them out HERE. I’ve including some affiliate links for your convenience, you can see my full disclosure policy HERE Self Drilling Hex Screws (shorter ones for the corner braces and long ones for attaching wheels)