DIY Coffee Table!

   We decided to make a coffee table over spring break. It was my request for my Valentines present since my husband doesn't just naturally desire to do DIY projects. ha! My only stipulation was that he had to help with a happy heart. : ) He totally did.

We used some basic plans from Ana White to help our brains get started, especially since we knew nothing about building furniture! I loved that her plan used a trundle design so that the entire base can slide out, giving us a deeper drawer that would fit blankets and even baskets to organize magazines, games, etc...
After looking and thinking through all of the steps, we noticed a few inconsistencies with the measurements and cut list, so make sure and think through it before purchasing or cutting any wood.
After we had the basic plans down, I did a little tweaking because I wanted it to look like the Pottery Barn Library Flat File Table.
 This is the top of the table looking from the underside.

We got started on it and then my sister-in-law and brother-in-law came to visit us. We fully warned them that we were in DIY mode before they came, but they were troopers. They jumped right in and helped.We love them and their sweet hearts!

(Warning: please excuse the messy house in the background. Things always fall apart during a big project, but it eventually looks like normal again.)
This is the bottom of the trundle:

Told the guys to "look tough" and this is Dasun's version. ha!!

The coffee table is shaping up!

The girls wanted to help too, so they got to learn how to hammer.

The finished coffee table post can be seen HERE! 
Here's a sneak peek : )