Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PB Inspired Eastlake Drop-Leaf Table

04.23.12 By //
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Perfect for smaller spaces with larger needs on occasion, and super stylish too! This DIY Furniture Plan inspired by Potterybarn’s Eastlake Drop-Leaf Coffee Table is sure to please even the pickiest of requirements!

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Dimensions for This Project
Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
  • 1 – 1×12 at 8’
  • 2 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×8 at 6’
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
  • Drop Leaf Support (go here)
  • Hinges for leaves
  • Countersink bit for Drill
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 1×3 at 34” – Frame
  • 3 – 1×3 at 28” – Frame
  • 4 – 1×3 at 19-3/4” – Legs
  • 3 – 1×12 at 30”  – Top
  • 2 – 1×8 at 30” – Leaves

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
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the frame. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the ends of each of the shorter pieces.  Construct the frame as shown with with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the legs. Using a jigsaw, cut the taper in the legs as shown in the drawing. Secure the legs to the frame from the inside with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws. Make sure the tapers face toward the inside!

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the top. Attach to the frame with 1/8” spacing between each board. Secure to the board with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the frame.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the leaves. Attach the hardware and leaves according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Finish as desired!

Finishing Instructions

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

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1 comment on “Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PB Inspired Eastlake Drop-Leaf Table”

  1. Hello. I’d like to know how stable this table is, esp. the legs. I ask because the legs are attached solely with screws through the frame. Thank you in advance.

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