Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Simon End Table

03.25.13 By //
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Simon End Table! This beauty can stand alone or would be fabulous in a group of 4!

Estimated Cost 

Under $25

Dimensions for This Project

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
  • 3 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 4 – ¾” square dowels at 3’
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • ¼” acrylic or plexiglas
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 2 – 1×3 at 17” – Legs
  • 2 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4” wide) at 17” – Legs
  • 4 – 1×3 at 16-3/4” – Sides
  • 4 – 1×3 at 17-1/2” – Sides
  • 4 – ¾” square dowels at 17”- Supports
  • 4 – ¾” square dowels at 18-1/2” – Supports

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 legs. Drill pocket holes in one long edge of each 1-3/4” piece. Attach to the 2-1/2” piece to make an “L” shape using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the pieces for the sides. Drill pocket holes in one end only of each 17-1/2” piece and both ends of the 16-3/4” pieces. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the pieces for the supports. Secure to the frame ¼” down from the top edge using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Measure each opening, then have the acrylic or Plexiglas cut to fit the opening. If the acrylic or Plexiglas is thicker than ¼” adjust the supports accordingly.

Finishing Instructions 

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

**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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