Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table

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So my first ever DIY furniture project was a coffee table, and boy was it terrible. I kind of “winged it” and of course it didn’t turn out well. So bad in fact, that I refuse to post a picture of it. Nevertheless, it has sat in our formal living room, of all places, haunting me each and every day. The reason for this is that we wanted something awesome for that room and just never came across that special piece. That is until now. When we stumbled upon the amazing Parquet X-Brace coffee table from Restoration Hardware we knew it was the one. Although this was a little more challenging this is definitely one of my favorite DIY projects! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

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Tools Required



Materials



Cut List


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table - Cut List


Dimensions


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table - Dimensions


Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table Plans Printable PDF


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table Plans | Step 1

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

Lay out the pattern first

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

Remove and apply wood glue. Notice I’ve drawn lines to define center.

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

Spread wood glue

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

Start to lay out pattern like this first

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

Pattern complete

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

Nail in place (because I’m impatient)

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

If you have overhang like this…

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 1

…trim or sand to fit.


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table Plans | Step 2

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 2

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 2


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table Plans | Step 3

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 3

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 3

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 3


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table Plans | Step 4

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 4

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 4


Finishing

Jamie decided to get all artistic on this one. First she painted the base a nice, simple, flat creamy white color. Then for the top she started with Rust-Oleum’s Early American wood stain. Followed by a whitewash with a 50/50 watered down paint (same as base). Then she finished it off by highlighting the wood grain with the Kona wood stain. Finally, she added clear furniture wax to preserve the finish.

DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table | Step 4

Painted base with a flat cream color.

First stained top with Early American

First stained top with Early American

White washed with watered down white paint (50/50 mix).

White washed with watered down white paint (50/50 mix).

Results

Results

Then Jamie highlighted the woodgrain with Kona would stain.

Then Jamie highlighted the woodgrain with Kona would stain.

Final results.

Final results.


DIY Parquet X-Brace Coffee Table Plans | Step 5


Questions? Comments?


As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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