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Transform Birch Into A Cool-Looking Coffee Table In 6 Steps!


There Is Nothing More Natural or Beautiful Than Birch So Bring It Into Your Living Room

Check out these beautiful birch trees! They’ve always been one of my favorite trees, particularly in the Fall. If you love the natural look, why not consider making something out of birch? We found a great little coffee table made out of birch and wanted to share it with you.

White fall birch trees with autumn leaves in background

We love the look of birch. It’s smooth, light in tone and texture, and easy to handle. The trees grow and replenish themselves quickly, so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment to make your chic table.

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A few basic tools, materials, and a weekend are all you need to get the look for way less than designer price tags. We’ll show you how. For this project, we used 34 birch logs, each about 3-4 inches in diameter.

birchtable2image credit: bhg

What You’ll Need:

Birch logs cut 18 inches long
4×8-foot sheet birch plywood
Wood glue
Wood screws
4-inch casters
Clear polyurethane

Tools You’ll Need:

Circular saw
Miter saw
Cordless drill
Grout float
Putty knife


Step 1: Cut the plywood base to 33×24 inches, then build a plywood box measuring 27x18x16 inches. Cut two 27×16-inch and two 18×16-inch pieces for sides and one 27×18-inch piece for the top. Glue the box sides together, then screw. Center the box on the wood base, screwing through the box and into the base to secure.

birchtable3image credit: bhg

Step 2: Cut logs to 18 inches using a miter saw. We used 34 3-1/2-inch logs, but you can adjust the quantity based on the diameter of your logs. Bead wood glue along one side and on the bottom of each log. Secure the logs to the wood base and box as shown. For extra strength, screw through the wood box into each log.

birchtable4image credit: bhg

To learn how to attach the top, add the accents (1-inch wood rounds), apply the grout, and attach the wheels, please visit our friends over at Better Homes and Gardens where they shared this tutorial. They also provide a list of online unfinished birch suppliers!


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