DIY Coffee Table Ideas with Metal Legs

Are you a coffee lover who needs a cup of coffee at any time and anywhere to be motivated to work? You want to create a chilling space like a small cafe in your own home but don’t know how to start? Which coffee table should you choose? How to set up all the furniture? So why don’t you pick up Metal legs from Flowyline Design to start your own DIY coffee table ideas? 

How to make an easy coffee table?

Choose the right wood for the top of the table

The choice of wood for a coffee table is determined by aesthetics, design, application, cost, or preference of materials. The architecture of a room or the design of the table makes a difference. Each wood species has its own qualities that are best suited to particular uses and projects. Here’s how you can make sure you choose the best wood for the job every time.


What is your purpose? For interior or exterior projects?

Depending on the kinds of your projects, you should know what types of wood to use. If you’re working on an exterior project, you’ll want to choose a wood that’s resistant to the sun and to weathering. If you’re working on an exterior project, you’ll want to choose a wood that’s resistant to the sun and to weathering. Certain woods can help protect against insects and water damage, while other types may be best used indoors. You’ll also want to look for types of wood that are known for their durability and strength.


When it comes to interior projects, you don’t need to worry about the wood you choose is resistant to insects, moisture, and extreme temperatures. In this case, you’ll want to focus the most on the appearance of the wood.

What do you need structurally?

If you’re building a structural project, such as a residential or architectural installation, you’ll need to consult with your plans, local code official, or residential codes. Different wood species and grades have unique properties, so be sure you know what structural grade you need. 

Durability is measured in the hardness of the wood via The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. The higher the number on the scale, the harder and more durable the wood.

Some wood choices 

There are pros and cons for all types of lumber, so it’s wise to know a little bit about your options.

For instance, pine is a softwood, which means it’s probably a bad choice for your new dining table. Because of their handsome appearance, cherry or walnut wood pieces are a popular choice for furniture and other projects where appearance matters. For outdoor furniture, tables, decks, and similar DIY projects, redwood, teak, and white oak are popular choices.


What kind of finish are you looking for?

For wood finishes, you’ll want to consider the workability and surface appearance of the wood. That’s because these factors will make a big impact on the wood’s ability to accept an even application of paint, stain, or oil.


If you’re using wood for cabinetry, the finish should be a major factor in the project. The wood ought to be smooth and consistent so the paint doesn’t make a rough or bumpy appearance. Your wood supplier can help you out if you’re unsure of what type of wood is the best to choose.


 Select parts for your coffee table

Each coffee-table has two parts: the top and the base. As I mentioned above, you will have no difficulty in choosing the right tabletop. 

What about your coffee table bases and legs? Don’t worry because I will walk you through these special custom metal legs from Flowyline Design. With those outstanding advantages, they would be the most suitable parts for your coffee table. In general, there are some things you need to pay attention to when selecting bases: 

  • Durability: a high-quality base can put up with difficult weather and climate conditions for a long time. And these high-quality metal table and bench legs from Flowyline are exactly what you are looking for to support your custom coffee table. Being power-coated and made of steel and metal, the legs are built with sturdiness in mind.
  • Design: One-of-a-kind design can brighten up your living space. Why don’t you use our products that are beautifully crafted, thoughtfully designed, well-made, and with a flawless finish? They would add a timeless look to your expensive centerpiece and are considered by many of our customers as one of the nicest and classiest furniture legs they’ve ever laid eyes on.
  • Cost: In fact, on the market, there are many types of table legs with different qualities. You need to choose a quality, reputation, and value supplier for the product you have purchased. Flowyline is a perfect supplier for all your choices. The furniture products we offer are all very reasonably priced. 

Get it finished

Finishing your own coffee table is an interesting process. To help you save time and get all things done easily, our metal legs are so easy-setting. Using Flowyline’s designed metal legs, all you need to do is to bolt the base on your table or benchtop and go. 

DIY coffee table ideas with metal legs

Rustic coffee table with metal legs 

We have come up with another fantastic free coffee table plan that will build you a beautiful rustic coffee table that is a breeze to build. It even has a bookshelf on the bottom that you can use for just about anything.

You'll find diagrams, building directions, photos, and more all included in this free coffee table plan.

Sawhorse coffee table with metal legs 

Here's a free plan for a sawhorse coffee table that can fit almost any style depending on the wood and finishes you choose.


There's a required tools list, materials list, diagrams, color photos, building instructions, and lots of finishing tips.

Benchwright coffee table with metal legs 

Here's another knock-off free coffee table plan inspired by Pottery Barn's Benchright Coffee Table.

You'll save hundreds of dollars and have a great time building this stunning coffee table from easy-to-use plans.

Industrial farmhouse coffee table 

Cherished Bliss has a free coffee table plan that would fit perfectly in a modern, rustic, or farmhouse-style home.

It is a great plan for a beginner and includes a supply list, cut list, diagrams, instructions, and color photos. Finishing instructions are included as well.


These DIY coffee table ideas will help you build a wonderful centerpiece for your living space that looks great and is very functional. Building a coffee table is an easy woodworking project, and with these free detailed plans, you'll have one built in just a weekend.

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