Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Joss & Main Foxton Bar & Game Table
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- 4” hole saw
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 3 – 1×4 at 8’
- 1 – 1×2 at 3’
- 3 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 3 pieces of trim (at least 4” wide) at 8’
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Edge banding for the exposed edges of the plywood, optional
- 4’ Continuous hinge for top
- 2 pairs of hinges for supports
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 1×4 at 53-1/4” – Base Frame
- 5 – 1×4 at 22-3/4” – Base Frame
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 24-1/4” x 54-1/4” – Base Top
- 4 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 34-1/2” – Dividers
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 34-1/2” x 50-1/4” – Back
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 15” – Shelves
- 2 – 1×4 at 15” – Stretchers
- 1 – 1×4 at 17-1/4” – Stretcher
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 7” x 15-3/4” – Wine Rack
- 4 – 1×2 at 12” – Wine Rack Sides
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 5” x 12” – Supports
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 53-1/4” – Top
- 2 – trim pieces for top – cut to size
- 1 – trim piece for top front – cut to size
- 2 – trim pieces for base sides – cut to size
- 2 – trim pieces for base front & back – cut to size
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Edge banding should be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the base frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the base top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the dividers. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long end. Attach to the base as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in the bottom edge. Attach to the dividers using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws then secure to the base through the pocket holes in the bottom edge.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the sides as well as the back edge. Attach to the dividers and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the dividers using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the wine rack. For the bottle supports, drill holes using a 4” hole saw across the center of the main piece, then cut the piece in half. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece and attach to the 1×2 supports using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Position in the center cubby of the bar and attach to the dividers using glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the supports. Attach hinges to the back of each piece, then attach the hinges to the bar back.
Cut the pieces for the top. Both top pieces will overhang all sides by 1”. Attach the continuous hinge to the front edge, then attach the hinge to the second top piece. The second top piece will fold over the first top piece then fold out onto the supports to play games!
Cut the pieces for the trim. Measure and cut the side pieces first, then attach with 1-1/4” brad nails. Measure and cut the front piece, and attach in the same manner.
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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