This step by step diy woodworking project is about snack table plans. If you want to learn more about building a basic sofa 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 a wood small table, 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 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.
Made from this plan
Snack table plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 14″ long APRONS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 14″ long, 2 pieces – 21″ long, 5 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 14″ long TABLETOP
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Building a snack table
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the snack table. Cut the legs out of 2×2 lumber and the aprons out of 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons and secure it to the legs with 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws.
Build the frame of the tabletop out of 1×3 lumber, making sure you take accurate measurements. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow slats and secure them to the perpendicular components. Secure the components together by inserting 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to the joints in order to create a durable bond.
Continue the project by fitting the rest of the 1×2 components. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. Leave 1/4″ between the slats in order to get a professional result.
Center the frame of the table to the tabletop. Drill pocket holes through the aprons and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the tabletop, making sure you leave no gaps between the components.
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.
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