How to build a corner table

This step by step diy woodworking project is about corner table plans. If you want to learn more about building a simple corner table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your living room, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.

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 corner 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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Corner table plans

Building a corner table

Building a corner table

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 27 1/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 21 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long APRONS
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 29″ x 15 1/2″ long BOTTOM SHELF
  • D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood -35″ x 18 1/2″ long TABLETOP
  • E – 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 11″ long DRAWER

 

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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How to build a corner table

Building the bottom shelf

Building the bottom shelf

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the shelf for the corner table. Mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood and get the job done using a circular saw. Use fine-grit sandpaper to smooth the edges before continuing the building process.

 

Building the frame of the table

Building the frame of the table

 

The next step of the process is to attach the 2×2 legs to the bottom shelf. Cut the legs at the right size and drill pocket holes through the bottom shelf. Fit the shelf between the legs and secure it into place by inserting 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.

 

Fitting the aprons

Fitting the aprons

 

The next step of the project is to attach the aprons to the frame of the corner table. Cut the ends of the 1×4 aprons at the right angle and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the aprons into place, align them with great care and insert 1 1/4″ screws to get a professional result.

 

Building the tabletop

Building the tabletop

 

Building the tabletop is a straight-forward process, if are aware of the main woodworking techniques. Mark the cut lines on the the 3/4″ plywood sheet and get the job done with a circular saw. Make sure the blade of the saw goes exactly over the cut lines. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

 

Attaching the tabletop

Attaching the tabletop

 

Center the frame of the table to the tabletop and drill pocket holes through the aprons and through the top of the legs, as described in the diagram. Make sure you center the components with great care, otherwise the end result won’t suit your needs.

 

Fitting the fake drawer

Fitting the fake drawer

 

If you really want to enhance the look of the corner table, we strongly recommend you to fit a decorative piece of 1×3 lumber to the front apron. In this manner, you will create a fake drawer for your wooden table.

 

How to build a corner table

How to build a corner table

 

Last but not least, 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. Attach caster wheels to the legs of the coffee table.

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 corner table.

 

 

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