DIY End Table Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about diy end table plans. If you want to learn more about building an end table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with good judgement and take a look over the rest of the related projects, as there are so many plans and designs to choose from. Adjust the design of the end table to suit your needs.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the end table to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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DIY End Table Plans

Building an end table

Building an end table

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 24″ long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 23″ long LEGS
  • C – 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17″ long FRAME
  • D – 12 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 17″ long TABLETOP

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building an end table

Building the sides of the end table

Building the sides of the end table

 

The first step of the woodworking project is about building the sides of the end table. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to create a rigid structure.

 

Building the frame of the end table

Building the frame of the end table

 

Continue the woodworking project by locking the two sides of the table together. Therefore, drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×2 components and lock them to the sides, as shown in the image. Make sure the corners are right-angled and check if the legs are plumb, by using a spirit level.

 

Fitting the tabletop slats

Fitting the tabletop slats

 

Building the tabletop for the end table is to fit several 1×2 slats to the frame, as described in the image. Place the slats equally-spaced, making sure they are aligned properly at both ends. It is essential to check if the slats are at the same level with the frame of the end table.

 

DIY End table plans

DIY End table plans

 

Last but not least, you need to attach the top shelf into place. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the shelf. We recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the end table.

 

 

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