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How to Make a Plumbing Pipe Coffee Table

If someone asked me to define the style I wanted when we provided Sadler Home

Industrial Coffee Table - Sadler House, it would be difficult to summarize. We desired your house to be comfortable, yes. We desired it to be grounded and unfussy. Many of all, we wanted it to feel light and fresh.

We also had a tight budget plan.

Have you ever shopped for a coffee table? Male, those can be costly! After building the farmhouse table for the dining room, I importuned Dan to take on the coffee table. Even purchasing one used to refinish was seeming much too expensive. Why not just craft our own?

While scrolling through the numerous tutorials on Pinterest, I stumbled upon a photo of a table someone made using wood and plumbing parts. That was it. I liked the sturdy and extra style.

All the materials we used for this table were found at our regional house improvement shop. You could do this actually inexpensively using pine if you desired to. We splurged a little and opted for poplar, since it is more durable and has a cleaner care for being stained.

All-told, buying the products for the table cost us about $125 … although I need to admit I have long-since lost the receipt (oops). Suffice to state, we got a stunning brand-new table for much less than we would have paid in a store.


4 1 inch 6 boards that are 4 \u2032 long (these are basic in your home stores).

Keep in mind: all pipeline is 3/4 inch.

4 8 inch nipples.

4 6 inch nipples.

6 Tees.

Four 4 inch nipples.

One 36 inch length of pipeline.

4 flanges.

4 end caps.

Sixteen 3/4 inch # 10 wood screws.

About sixteen pocket hole screws.

Discoloration (if preferred) plus rags to utilize.

Shellac or poly (we used Bullseye) and a brush.


Pocket hole jig (such as a Kreg).


Advised: Face clamp.

To Develop the Top:.

Industrial Coffee Table Pocket Holes - Sadler House

Utilizing the pocket hole jig, drill holes according to the jig producer guidelines. They must appear like this:.

Industrial Coffee Table Clamp - Sadler House

Screw the boards together utilizing jig holes.

Put the table top up on sawhorses or a worktable and sand it well.

Industrial Coffee Table Stain - Sadler House

This is an excellent time to do it if you are staining your table. This is a good stopping point for a break. You need to wait a couple of hours (per maker directions) for your stain to dry before applying your poly or shellac.

Apply poly. Your top is done!

To Build the Base:.

  1. Make the legs initially. Set out your pipes pieces as pictured. Each leg will have, in this order:.Industrial Coffee Table Legs - Sadler Houseend ca.
  2. p.
  3. 4 inch nipple.
  4. tee.
  5. 8 inch nipple.


Screw them all together. No tools required. Just ensure all the legs are the very same length when you are done (it’s easy to over- or under-tighten and wind up uneven). Voila!

  1. Then you should build your 2 cross-members, in this order:.
  2. 6 inch nipple.
  3. tee.

6 inch nipple.

Next it is time to put the whole base together.

Industrial Coffee Table Assembly - Sadler House

Set out your 4 legs, your two cross-members, and your 36 inch length of pipe as pictured:.


It’s most convenient to put the cross-members on the long pipeline. Then attach the legs.

Your base is done.

As your last step, flip your table-top over on the workbench so that the underside is facing up (ours is unstained in the photos, however yours will be stained currently). Center your pipe base on the underside of the table. Utilize the 3/4 inch wood screws to connect the flanges to the table. You are now the happy owner of a brand-new commercial coffee table! If you require some affordable side tables, take a look at our. tray table hack.

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