free plans for large octagon table with pedestal base and truss supports from Ana-White.com
7 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long (cut longest first)
2- 2x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long
1 - 2x8 @ 6 feet long
2 - 2x3 @ 8 feet long
screws and nails
4 - 1x6 @ 5-1/4" (long point measurment, one end cut at 30 degree bevel)
2 - 1x6 @ 18-1/2" (long point measurmenet, one end cut at 30 degree bevel)
2 - 2x6 @ 18-1/8" (long point measurmenet, one end cut at 45 degree bevel)
2 - 1x6 @ 16-1/8"
1 - 1x6 @ 44" (long point measurmenet, both ends cut at 30 degree bevel)
1 - 2x6 @ 43-1/8" (long point measurmenet, both ends cut at 45 degree bevel)
1 - 1x6 @ 39-1/8"
2 - 1x8 @ 27-3/4"
1 - 1x8 @ 5-1/2" (cut to width of 1x6s)
2 - 1x6 @ 24"
2 - 2x6 @ 23 1/4"
1 - 2x8 @ 52"
4 - 1x6 @ 56-1/2"
2 - 1x6 @ 56-1/2" CUT TO FIT!!! (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square)
2 - 1x6 @ 45-1/2" CUT TO FIT!!! (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square)
2 - 1x6 @ 34-1/2" CUT TO FIT!!! (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square)
CUT 2x2 trim pieces to fit
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start by building the two shorter feet - use glue when nailing.
Then attach to uprights that make up the pedestal.
You'll want the center of the pedestal to sit on the floor, so that's why we do this. Attach the two shorter feet pieces together.
Now build the longer, continuous leg piece that makes up the remaining two feet.
And then attach the remaining pedestal pieces.
Build the top support base and attach to top of pedestal.
Build your tabletop - cut each angled piece to fit.
Trim the tabletop out with 2x2s, and then attach the top to the base.
Add the cross supports underneath.
If you saw won't cut a 55 degree bevel, you can alter the bevel down to what your saw will cut (ie 40/50 or 45/45 instead of the 35/55).
And that's it!!!
For more details on the finish, more photos, and for building tips, please visit Ashley at Shanty2Chic.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.