DIY Chevron Coffee Table - Designed by ME!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Oh. My. GOSH. I am finally finished all the parts that make up this DIY Chevron Coffee Table post! This tutorial and post has taken me wayyy longer than expected to put together! A lot of that has to do with the fact that I had to take a break from editing to do Christmas stuff here on the blog, I took a break from working for the holidays, and then getting back into this project was really hard for me for some reason, and right when things did start to get going after the New Year, I got that terrible flu; worst flu I have ever had! After that I was trying to work on it all the while trying to work on having other posts up for you guys each week, and then finally I just said "This isn't working!"; I was making very little progress on it trying to do things that way, so I just focused my efforts on it and sacrificed having a weekly post in favour of just getting this done! Boy, am I glad I did! I hope you all love this project as much as I am proud of it!

As I mentioned, I was having a difficult time just getting back in to editing the video, and I think part of that was due to the fact I had the table completed for a little while already, and my newfound motivation for focusing more on my art had me very, very art brained... that's all I could think of! If you'd like to hear more about that, check out this post on my New Motivation for Creating Art here! Besides that, the plans took some time to put together--you can find those PRINTABLE BUILDING PLANS here--having never built furniture plans before, and the 3D program I used was new to me when I started! But now I've got the hang of it, so hopefully future furniture plans will take me much less time! I am so glad I took the time to create a full package for this DIY Chevron Coffee Table tutorial - worth the effort!

All of these things are better outlined in the printable plans, but I've listed all the supplies needed, and wood purchasing and cutting lists below:

- Plywood 1/2" thick
- 4 @ 1” x 4“ x 8’
- 2 @ 1” x 2“ x 8’
- 1 @ 1” x 10“ x 8’ (*)
- 1 @ 2” x 2“ x 8’
- 1 @ 1” x 6“ x 8’
- 1 @ 1” x 8“ x 4’
- 2 @ 2” x 3“ x 8’ (Lumber)
- 1 @ 1/8” x 2’ x 4’ Hardboard (MDF)

- Pocket Hole Jig & Bit
- Mitre Saw
- Drill & Wood Bits
- Jigsaw
- Table Saw
- Brad Nailer or Hammer
- Square
- Measuring Tape
- Electric Sander or Sanding Block
- Safety Glasses
- Clamps
- Pocket Holes Screws (1/4” Coarse Thread)
- Brad Nails or Finishing Nails
- Sandpaper (Finer Grit eg. 120 & 180)
- Pencil
- Drawer Pulls
- Drawer Sliders
- “L” Brackets (See plans for ones I used)
- Small Wood Screws ( #6 x 1/2”)
- Wood Glue

(*) You may want to purchase another
4’ length of this 1” x 10” board since what
I’ve listed is just enough to cut the pieces
needed; if you make a mistake you won’t
have any extra to work with.

From Plywood
- 1 @ 18.5” x 34.5”

From 1 x 4 x 8
- 18 @ 13.08” cut at paralell 45 degree angles on either end
- 4 @ 11”
- 4 @ 16”

From 1 x 2 x 8
- 2 @ 36” with opposite 45 degree angles on either end
- 2 @ 20” with opposite 45 degree angles on either end

From 1 x 10 x 8
- 2 @ 15.5”
- 2 @ 31.5”

From 2 x 2 x 8
- 4 @ 18”

From 1 x 6 x 8
- 2 @ 34.25”
- 1 @ 13.25”

From 1 x 8 x 4
- 1 @ 34.25”

From 2 x 3 x 8
- 6 @ 16.75”

From MDF
- 2 @ 15” x 11.5”

- Darker Brown on some of my Chevron Pieces and Shelf: 1 Part Minwax Special Walnut to 4 Parts Minwax Pickled Oak.
- Lighter Brown on some of my Chevron Pieces: 1/2 Part Minwax Special Walnut to 4 Parts Minwax Pickled Oak.
- Lightest Chevron Pieces were stained with Minwax Pickled Oak just pure.
- White Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Now that you know everything you need, it's time to watch how to put it all together! As I mention in the video, I've set this tutorial up in a way that you can build the table without drawers if you don't really want to tackle them, for a more simple look. And in that case you could choose to use a narrower width of wood than the 1 x 10 for your front, back, and side panels. In addition, so that anyone who doesn't want to do drawers won't have to watch a bunch of parts they don't need, I've set this tutorial up to be 2 separate parts: 1 for the table itself, and 1 for the drawers! You can find the drawers tutorial linked in the video itself, or you can go to the second part, Build A Basic Drawer Tutorial, once you've watched the DIY Chevron Coffee Table video below!

Find the Chevron Coffee Table Building Plans here!

That's it for this post, everyone! I really, really hope you enjoyed it and if you decide to build my Chevron Table design yourself, please share your photos and tag me in your posts on Instagram or Facebook! And also, as always, if you have any troubles with the tutorial or plans, leave me a question in the comments below this post, or on YouTube!

Sam ♡


  1. Really great instructions Sam. Love it!

  2. This is so beautiful but there's just no way I could make this myself. Someone please make one for me!! :)

    Sarah |

  3. What sort of wood did you use for this build

  4. Just finished putting the final touches on my build yesterday! Thank you for the instructions. We are so happy with it! I used pine for the base and hardwood for the top. This was my first real project and I learned lots along the way!


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