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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crate and Barrel Inspired Marin Side Table

05.25.13
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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crate and Barrel Inspired Marin Side Table! I love the angles on this table and the simple beachy feel it has, don’t you? Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 1 – 1×2 at 4’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 4’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 1 – 2’ x 2’ sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 7 – ¾” square dowels at 3’
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  4 – 1×3 at 23” – Legs
  • 2 – 1×2 at 22” – Stretchers
  • 4 – 1×2 at 16-1/2” – Top & Shelf Frames
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/2” x 19” – Top
  • 2 – 1×3 at 19” – Shelf Frame
  • 13 – ¾” sq dowels at 13” – Shelf
Instructions

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. Cut the angles and the tapers using the saw of your choice. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each top end (in the angle). Note that there will be two left pieces and two right pieces. Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Cut the angles using the saw of your choice. Attach the stretchers to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the top frame and the top. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as all four edges of the top. Secure the frame pieces to the top piece using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the shelf. Cut the notches in the 1×3 pieces using the saw of your choice. Drill pocket holes in the pieces as shown. Assemble using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Position the shelf as indicated in the drawing and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

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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