Step 1: Cut the Edge Trim

rip four strips from one of the boards for trim to Build a Hairpin-Leg Coffee Table
Photo: Mark Powers
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Using a circular saw, rip four 1 ½-inch strips from one of the boards (this will be the edge trim). Two of the strips should measure the length of the table and two should measure the width.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • drill
      Drill/driver with combination bit
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      18-gauge nail gun

    Shopping List

    4 boards barn wood, spare floorboards, or any other boards of your choice

    1x boards for battens

    1½-inch wood screws Wood glue

    Paste wax(optional)

    16- to 18-inch metal hairpin legs