Woodworking plans for coffee tables and moreNavigation
Woodworking is fun and making a coffee table can be a practical and relaxing project. But for any detailed project like this it is important to have some good coffee table plans. This way you know exactly what types of wood to use, what sizes to cut everything, and the exact steps needed to make your coffee table turn out like you want it to.
If you have been woodworking for a long time and have made several tables before you may be comfortable “winging it” or making your own design. But for everyone else starting from scratch, it is definitely a good idea to have a decent set of woodworking plans.
You have to make an important decision though, do you want to pay for some plans or do you want free coffee table plans? If you do some searching online there are several websites that have some free plans, or if you want to pay for a good set of plans there are lots of options online or at any bookstore.
Both options have advantages and disadvantages and you’ll have to decide which option is best for you. Many people like free plans because obviously they don’t cost any money. However, your selection is much smaller when choosing from free plans. I have searched and there are some good free coffee table plans available online, but most of the ones available are very basic and do not go into detail on how to make them. If you are just interested in having a little fun in your woodshop though, this is an inexpensive way to try making a table.
Paying for plans will cost you money, but a lot of times it is worth it. You can buy a book full of woodworking plans and you may have literally dozens of table plans to choose from. They are often organized better, easier to follow, and therefore you will get better results. There are even online “packages” of woodworking plans that even include how-to picture and video guides that walk you through every step of the project.
So the choice is yours. If this is just a part time hobby experiment, some free plans may work just fine. Or if you are really experienced you may be able to make do with the simplest plans. But if you are interested in making a really nice table and ensuring success, it is usually a good idea to just get a good blueprint to follow.If you do decide to buy some woodworking plans, then you may want to consider checking out the Ted’s Woodworking Plans website. Yes it costs a bit more than I would like, but it has thousands of woodworking plans and over 30 of them are specifically for coffee tables. So you can either scour the internet each time you want to do a project, or buy this and be set for life. But the decision is yours, so good luck either way and have fun making your coffee tables!Read More
This is a new websites I’m starting that will be exclusively about coffee table plans. I enjoy woodworking and have for several years, and I’m also a blogger…so why not make a blog about woodworking? I’m just getting started, so it may take a while to get this site fully up and running so please stick with me in the meantime. Thanks!Read More