Chunky Leg Coffee Table – Square

I am loving chunky leg furniture these days!  The overall simplified design is given an edgy, modern look with the bulky legs.  If you want clean lines that aren’t boring, this is a great collection build to update your living rooms look and functionality!

chunky leg coffee table

I loved how this turned out so much, I had to make a side table too (plans coming soon)!

Video Tutorial of Building this Coffee Table

Want to see how easy it is to build this coffee table?  My build video goes through all the steps, please take a second to watch.

More Plans in This Collection

This coffee table is easy to modify for different table sizes.  Simply build your “shelves” to the desired size and then cut your legs to the overall height you’d like.  To mak this even easier on you, I will be adding plans for the common table sizes as well

  • Chunky Leg Side Table Plans (coming soon)
  • Chunky Leg Console Table Plans (coming soon)
  • Chunky Leg Rectangle Coffee Table Plans (coming soon)

Letters to Santa Bin

Save money and add a personal touch to Christmas this year by building your own holiday decor and gifts.  I’ve partnered with Jaime Costigilio to bring you dozens of Handbuilt Holiday plans, and we are back for 2021 with a brand new season!

Handbuilt holiday 2021

See the entire Handbuilt Holiday plan collection here.

Today, we are thrilled to begin the 2021 season of giving with a brand new free plan!

Letters to Santa mailbox

We love how this turned out! You can personalize and paint any color of your choice! Want to build your own?

Head on over to Jaime Costigilio Blog to see this project built with lots of photos and tips.


Letters To Santa Mailbox Plans

2×4 Leaning Hall Tree

Does your entryway need systems to get stuff off the floor?  No where to hang back packs, lunch boxes, coats, keys and accessories?

You can build your own entryway leaning hall tree with this free plans.  It’s a great way to add hooks to the wall – without having to screw into your walls!  It’s a lightweight but sturdy project, so if you are renting, you can take it with you!  

This project features a lower shelf, so you can rest things on a surface too.

Here it is loaded up as a backpack/lunch box organizer.

back pack lunch box organizer

Wouldn’t this make it easier to get out of the house in the morning?

It’s a pretty easy build – watch it come together in our DIY Leaning Hall Tree Build Video:


Here’s the free plans for you –

Narrow Painter's Ladder Shelf

We love this little storage piece!  You can build it out of all 1x pine boards, with 1x12s for the bottom, 1x3s for the trim, and 1x2s for the legs.  It’s also great in a kitchen for produce.


This modified version by Papa and Grammies Creations uses a 1×3 leg and features a chalkboard on top – perfect for using in a market!

Essential Low Loft Bed

Why a Low Loft Bed?

Low loft beds are gaining in popularity because they create more floor space for storage underneath, but are still easy to get in and out of an change sheets and make the bed. 

I also love the low loft bed for toddlers, since the enclosed mattress has a crib-like feel, keeps pillows and blankets on the bed, and is the perfect height for tucking in littles. 

Why Build a Low Loft Bed?

You can save money.  There are many options for buying a low loft bed, but by building your own you can save hundreds (even thousands!) of dollars.  This low loft bed cost about $50 in lumber to make.

You’ll get a more durable end product. Our homebuilt option is VERY sturdy, suitable for even young adults. 

You get to customize it. We love that by building it yourself you get to choose your finish and can easily customize the storage options underneath.

And it’s pretty easy to build.  Most store bought options you’d have to assemble anyway.  In this well thought out and tested plan, we make it as easy as possible to build your own low loft bed.

Build Video for Low Loft Bed

Don’t just take my word for it – watch me build this low loft bed!  It took me about two hours to cut and build this bed.  Painting is definitely the hardest part, but if you prefinish your boards, you’ll save a ton of time.

Video coming soon

Add on Plans and Customizations

The big benefit of a low loft bed is the added storage space underneath.  We will be adding plans for storage underneath, as well as a bunk bed option.

You can make this bed into a regular height loft bed, but the bottom of the legs will need some supports at the bottom of the legs.