This table makes me want to throw out my existing table and start again from scratch! Absolutely gorgeous and easy to build!
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- 8 – 2×4 at 8’
- 7 – 2×6 at 6’
- Scrap of 2×3
- Scrap 1” dowel
- 4 – 2×4 at 43-13/16” – Legs
- 8 – 2×4 at 20-1/8” – Legs
- 2 – 2×4 at 36-1/2” – Frame
- 2 – 2×4 at 64” – Frame
- 1 – 2×4 at 58” – Stretcher
- 2 – 2×4 at 33-1/2” – Supports
- 7 – 2×6 at 63” – Table Top
- 2 – 2×4 at 38-1/2” – Table Top
- 2 – 2×3 at 2” – Decorative Pin
- 2 – 1” dowel at 6” – Decorative Pin
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Cut the pieces for the legs. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the straight edges of the shorter pieces. Assemble in an “X” as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. There will be four assemblies. Using glue and 2-1/2” countersunk screws, secure two Xs together back to back (pocket holes on the inside) to form two table legs.
Cut the pieces for the aprons and the stretcher. Drill pocket holes in each end of the longer apron pieces as well as the stretcher. Also drill pocket holes along one long edge of each of the longer pieces, as well as the center of each shorter piece, to attach the table top. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws. Attach the legs to the frame using glue and 3” countersunk screws from the outside. The top of the legs should be flush with the top of the frame.
Attach the stretcher to the center of the cross-sections of the Xs with glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the supports. Drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Secure to the frame as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the table top. Drill pocket holes in the 2×6 pieces as shown. Assemble the 2×6 pieces together first using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. Attach the 2×4 ends using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
The top will overlap the frame by 1” on each side, and 1-1/2” at each shorter end. Use 2” pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the frame into the table top.
Cut the pieces for the decorative pin at the X. Drill pocket holes in the bottom of the 2×3 piece, then bore a 1” hole close to the same edge for the dowel pin. Attach to X with glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
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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