This step by step diy woodworking project is about end table plans. If you want to learn more about building an end table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the table plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the patio table to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
Projects made from these plans
End Table Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 22″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14″ long TABLETOP
- D – 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 20 1/4″ long, 5 pieces – 17″ long SLATS
Building an end table
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the four legs for the end table. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut both ends of the 2×4 lumber at 15 degrees, by using a miter saw.
Smooth the cut edges and remove the residues using a cleaner. Work with attention and invest in high quality materials. Repeat the process for the rest of the table plans.
The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the supports to the legs of the table. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to cut both ends of the supports at 15 degrees and to drill pocket holes at both ends.
Fit the supports into place and lock them to the legs by using 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
Lock both sides of the table together by fitting the supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports, align them with great care and insert 2 1/2″ galvanized screws into the legs. Make sure the corners are square and the sides are plumb.
Attach the 1×4 slats to the bottom supports, as described in the image. Place the slats equally-spaced and secure them to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Attach the 1×4 slats to the top of the frame. Drill pilot holes through the slats before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws into the frame, in order to prevent the wood from splitting. Place the slats equally-spaced and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the table in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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