Get ready to upgrade those dinner parties! Introducing some insanely easy plans for our Low Rise Bohemian Table. At only 18 inches high, this table will bring the party to amazing new heights! You can even put two of these bad boys side by side and have a perfectly square six foot table for an insane amount entertaining!
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, you can include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig Saw, Circular, Table, or Miter Saw
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun – optional
- Router with Patterning bit – or bit set – optional
- Household Iron or Edge Banding Iron (if using Edge Banding)
- 4 – 1 x 4 at 8′
- 1 – 2 x 4 at 8’
- 3/4” plywood at 4 x 8
- 1-1/4” Pocket Screws
- 2″ Wood Screws (can also use finish or brad nails)
- Assortment of Wood Screws
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- 3/4″ Edge Banding – optional
- Safety Gear
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 1×4 at 64” – Long Table Apron
- 2 – 1×4 at 26-1/2” – Short Table Apron
- 4 – 1×4 at 26-1/2” – Table Top Supports
- 4 – 2×4 at 17-1/4” – Table Legs
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 36” x 72” – Table 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.
Cut the pieces for the Long and Short Table Aprons. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Short Table Aprons. Additionally, drill pocket holes along the bottom edge of the Short Table Aprons (to later attach the Table Top to the Aprons). Assemble Long and Short Table Aprons as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Table Top Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end and along the top of the Table Top Supports. Additionally, drill pocket holes along the bottom edge of the Table Top Supports (to later attach the Table Top to the Aprons). Attach the Table Top Supports to the Long Table Aprons as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Table Legs. Attach the Table Legs to the Long Table Aprons as shown with glue and 2” wood screws. If you want the screws to remain unseen, remember to drill first through the Table Leg continuing into the Long Table Apron.
Cut the piece for the Table Top. Assemble Table Top to the rest of the Table as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. If desired, attach edge banding to each side of the Table Top for a more finished look.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School