Mar
13
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Parsons Table! With a bit of filling and sanding, this beauty will look as though it's one solid piece and will exude all the trimmings of the classic design piece it's inspired by!

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Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber
  • 4 – 3x3 posts at 3’
  • 2 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x3 at 6’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 3x3 posts at 29-1/4” - Legs
  • 2 – 1x3 at 31” – Side Aprons
  • 2 – 1x3 at 55” – Long Aprons
  • 2 – 1x3 at 34-1/2” – Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 36” x 60” - Top
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the legs and the side aprons. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill holes in each end of the aprons as well as one long edge of each piece. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The outside face of the aprons will be flush with the outside face of the legs.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the long aprons and drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The outside face of the aprons will be flush with the outside face of the legs.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the supports and drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Attach to the long aprons as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the piece for the top. If using edge banding, apply to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly. Secure to the table frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the holes drilled in the aprons and supports.

Step 4
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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