Rustic Coffee Table Storage Cabinet: Free Plans!

Oct 20, 2017 | Opt-in Plans

Build your own Rustic Coffee Table Cabinet!

Coffee tables are a great accent piece to any room.  However, they can get cluttered very easily!  Books, magazines, and tablets will store perfectly in this rustic coffee table storage cabinet while looking like a custom accent piece.  Functionality and design; the PERFECT combo!

All of the materials for this build can be found at your local hardware store or lumberyard and most will even cut your boards for you.  This inexpensive project is great for beginners but will be enjoyed by all skill levels.

Have fun building this Rustic Coffee Table Cabinet and customizing it to make it your own.  You can find your shopping list, cut list, and links to recommended tools at the bottom of this page.

The Plans

After making your cuts, you will need to sand all your pieces until they are smooth.  I used my Dewalt Orbital Sander using a 120 grit sanding disc which makes this a quick task.  You can also use a sanding block or any sandpaper and sand by hand.
Next you will take your 1×4’s and attach them to your plywood using your Brad nailer.  You will use 1″ 18-gauge brad nails in your nailer and insert nails along the bottom of each board to the plywood as well as up each corner to attach each board together.
Once your box is assembled, you will move on to making the cabinet door.  You will first need to drill two pocket holes in each end of your 7.5″ 1×3’s.  When using your Kreg Jig, you want to set the settings to a board width of 3/4 of an inch.  Drill into your boards and assemble into a rectangle.  Attach your boards together using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

With all of your wood pieces finished, you can now either stain or paint your cabinet.  I love using Wise Owl’s Glazes for stains and my favorites are Black Walnut, Java, and Driftwood.  After your pieces have dried, you can begin to assemble your cabinet.  Cut your chicken wire to fit the inside of your cabinet door with about an inch of overlap.  Use your staple to staple the wire inside the door.  Use a wire cutter to snip off any excess wire.  Next, drill a hole(s) for your knob or pull and attach your hardware.  Lastly, attach both hinges to your door and the cabinet box.

And there you have it!  I’d love to see your finished project!  Tag Brushed Design Co. on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our pages.

Shopping List


1 – 8′ 1×4

1- 8′ 1×3 (furring strip)

1 – 11″ x 14″ 1/2 inch plywood

1″ 18 gauge brad nails

2 – 3/8″ face mount hinges

4- 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws

chicken wire

knob or pull


Recommended Tools:

Cut List


2 – 11″ 1×4

2 – 15.5″ 1×4

2 – 15.5″ 1×3

2 – 7.5″ 1×3


Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System
Dewalt Random Orbital Sander
Bostitch 18 gauge Brad Nail Gun
Dewalt Miter Saw
Stanley Electric Stapler
Dewalt 18v drill
Dewalt 18v circular saw
Dewalt 25 foot tape measure
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