This build is the second project for our new patio furniture set. The first was a pair of patio chairs. I already posted a blog and video of that build, so if you have it seen it yet I would recommend to check it out. I actually started making the sofa before this coffee table, but soon realized that my garage was running out of space. So, I put that build on hold until our backyard is finished and I can move out the chairs to make room for assembling the sofa.
The legs of this coffee table are the same design as the patio chairs. It brings some continuity to the set, and plus I just really like the look. I made the size of the coffee table to go with the planned dimensions of the sofa. Overall, the build was similar to the patio chairs, but it went a lot smoother since I have a better feel for making the legs, which is the hardest part of this build. I used the same kiln dried Douglas fir and stain to match the set.
I left some spaced in between the slats on top to mirror the chairs as well, but if you were making this for inside, you could leave out the gap to make a solid top surface.
The end product turned out well and goes great with the furniture set so far. I have a full video of the build on youtube if you want to see the whole process. Stay tuned for the sofa coming soon!