December 8, 2019

How to make a sofa table

In today's post, we'll walk through the process of how to make a sofa table. This is a fun and simple project that is affordable to build, and that will look great in your home. Today's project is sponsored by 3MWorktunes Connect Hearing Protector.

DIY Sofa Table

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PROJECT PLANS WILL BE AVAILABLE December 14th, 2019. Please check back for the downloadable plans at that time. Thank you!

Shopping List:

Qty: 1 2×6 x 10 foot long board
Qty: 3 2×4 x 8 foot long boards
2 1/2 inch long pocket hole screws
2 1/2 inch long wood screws
1/2 inch Rebar ( 10 foot stick )
Clear Spray Sealer for rebar
Paint brush
Stain or sealer

Tools Required:

Miter Saw
Tape Measure and Pencil
Wood Glue
220 Grit Sandpaper
Speed Square
1/8 ” Drill Bit
Angle Grinder with cutting blade or tool to cut rebar
1/2 ” Drill Bit

Safety Protection:
3MWorktunes Connect Hearing Protector
3MSecureFit 400 Safety Eyewear

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Steps to make a sofa table

Determine the table top length. I decide to make mine 54″ in length. A 2×6 board was used to create the top. Since a 2×6 is actually 5 1/2 inches wide, the total width is 11″ once the boards are joined to each other.

how to make a sofa table

Make your cuts. The 2×6 is cut at a 90 degree angle.

Connect the boards

Drill pocket holes every 8-10 inches. Start about 2 inches from each end. Set the pocket hole jig for 1 1/2 inch thick stock. Use 2 1/2 inch long pocket hole screws.

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Build the legs

The legs for this table slant slightly outward in both directions. This is somewhat tricky, but not too bad to accomplish. First, set the bevel on your miter saw to 6 degrees. Next, set the miter angle to 3 degrees. The cuts will be parallel to each other for all four legs. You can cut all four the exact same way and then rotate them to orientate them in the correct position. If you have a favorite side that you'd like to face out, you'll need to mark the boards to ensure you get the boards in the correct orientation. See the video for more details.

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Assemble legs

The legs are connected with shorter pieces of 2×4 board. They are cut at a 3 degree miter angle with a 0 degree bevel.

Use wood glue and 2 1/2 inch long screws to assemble the legs.

Add horizontal supports

Connect the legs. These two longer boards are cut at a 6 degree bevel angle with a 0 degree miter angle.

how to make a sofa table

Attach table top

The table top is attached from the underside using 2 1/2 inch wood screws and wood glue.


Drill angled holes for 1/2 inch thick rebar.

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Once holes are drilled, remove the lower support board (that was not glued yet) — so the rebar can be inserted in the holes. Then re-connect the board using 2 screws in each end and wood glue if you'd like.

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I used a clear 2 part epoxy to help secure the rebar. It set in about 5 minutes and will prevent the rebar from turning.

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Add a finish

I brushed on a coat of stain. I used a custom blend of special walnut stain and grey stain. The next step was to seal it with two coats of an oil based polyurethane.

furniture with rebar


Thanks so much for checking out this tutorial on how to make a sofa table. I hope it helps with your build or give you some ideas or inspiration for a future project. Please comment below with your thoughts on the project, or with photos of your build. I'd love to see what you come up with! Thanks again to 3MWorktunes Connect Hearing Protector for sponsoring this project. Check them out if you are in need of a great gift to give, or hearing protection for yourself! Cheers from Montana – Pete

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