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Jul
19
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portsmouth Cocktail Table. Well I promised you guys a table, though this isn't the table I was referring to! But I liked this plan so much I decided to wing it and share it first! Yahoo! Xx... Rayan

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 6 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for drawer fronts, optional
  • 2 sets of 24” drawer slides
  • 2 cabinet pulls
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 18-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 1x2 at 25” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 4” x 25” – Side Panels
  • 4 – 1x2 at 44” – Back Frame & Front Stretchers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 4” x 44” – Back Panel
  • 3 – 1x2 at 4” – Drawer Dividers
  • 3 – 1x2 at 25” – Drawer Spacers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 26” x 45” – Top Panel
  • 2 – 1x2 at 25” – Top Frame
  • 2 – 1x2 at 48” – Top Frame
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18-3/8” x 22-1/2” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 3-3/4” x 22-1/2” – Drawer Sides
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 3-3/4” x 19-7/8” – Drawer Front & Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 3-3/4” x 20-5/8” – Drawer Fronts
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. Cut the tapers in each side (opposite of each other) as shown using a jigsaw, a bandsaw, or a tapering jig on the table saw.

Cut the pieces for the side frames and panels. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as all four edges of the panels. Position the frame pieces on the leg with the leg tapers facing to the side and the pocket holes facing away from the panel opening. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Position the panel inside the frame with the back face flush with the inside of the frame then secure using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws.

Step 1
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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the back frame and the back panel. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as all four edges of the panel. Position the frame pieces on the leg with the pocket holes facing away from the panel opening. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Position the panel inside the frame with the back face flush with the inside of the frame then secure using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Position the stretchers on the leg with the pocket holes facing away from the panel opening. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the drawer dividers. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top and the bottom.

Cut the pieces for the drawer spacers. Drill pocket holes in each end of one piece only. Secure this piece to the center divider and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Secure the outer drawer spacers to the side panels using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the top panel and frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter frame pieces as well as all four edges of the panel. Secure the side frame pieces to the sides of the panel using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, then secure the remaining frame pieces in the same manner.

Position the top on the table frame so that ½” overlaps on all sides. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions positioning them ¾” back from the front edge. For an easy tutorial on drawer slide installation, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts and drill the holes for the position of the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here. Finish drilling the holes for the hardware and install the cabinet pulls.

Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
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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