Simple End Table Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about simple end table plans. If you want to learn more about building a wooden end table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described article. Invest in high quality materials (cedar, pine or redwood) and take accurate measurements before locking them together. Pay attention to the rest of the end table plans featured on our site, if you want to take a look over several alternatives.

 

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Simple End Table Plans

Building an end table

Building an end table

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 19 1/4″ long LEGS
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 20 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long FRAME
  • D – 6 piece of 1×4 lumber – 24″ 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 a basic side table

Building the frame of the end table

Building the frame of the end table

 

The first step of the woodworking project is about building the frame of the end table. Cut the 1×3 components at the right dimensions and lock them together with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws. Check if the corners are square and drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow components, before inserting the galvanized screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

Attaching the legs

Attaching the legs

 

Build the 2×4 legs and attach the to the frame of the side table. Work with attention and align the components with great care, before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add waterproof glue to the joints. Drill pilot holes from the interior of the frame and insert 2″ screws into the legs.

 

Attaching the tabletop slats

Attaching the tabletop slats

 

Attaching the slats to the wooden frame is one of the last steps of the woodworking project. Cut the 1×4 slats at the right dimensions and place them equally-spaced. Drill pocket holes through the frame of the table and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the wooden slats.

 

Simple end table plans

Simple end table plans

 

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.

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 harvest table.

 

 

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