Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Compartment Dept. Inspired Table

07.20.12 By //
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Need a place to store your odds and ends and crafty related stuff for the kiddos? Well this is the table for you (and them) with all sorts of storage capabilities and an extra long table top!

Estimated Cost


Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
  • Full sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 2’
  • 3- 1×4 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×4 at 2’
  • 1 – 1×6 at 4’
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 1×4 at 23-1/4” – Legs
  • 3 – 1×2 at 22-1/4” – Side Aprons, Book Support
  • 5 – 1×4 at 22-1/4” – Side Shelves
  • 2 – 1×6 at 22-1/4” – Side Panels
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 22-1/4” – Book Panel
  • 2 – 1×2 at 52” – Long Aprons
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 21-1/2” x 52” – Shelf
  • 1 – 1×4 (ripped to 3-1/4” wide) at 21-1/2” – Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 23-3/4” x 59” – Top

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
Step 1

Apply edge banding to exposed edges of plywood as they are cut.

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side shelves, side aprons, and the side book support. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shelves, side aprons, and side book support.

For the cup storage shelf, bore four 2-1/2” holes, evenly spaced in the shelf before attaching to the legs.

Attach to the legs a shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

 Cut the pieces for the side panels and book panel. Drill pocket holes as shown, and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the long aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach to the side panels as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the piece for the shelf. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The bottom face should be flush with the bottom edge of the long aprons.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the legs, divider, side panels, and side aprons using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

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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