Make this side table inspired by Pottery Barn Benchwright Side Table! Free DIY plans from Ana White!
3 – 1x3 boards 8 feet long
1 – 2x3 board 8 feet long
2 – 1x4 boards, 8 feet long OR 24” round tabletop
1 1/4" pocket hole screws
2” finish nails
Decorative bolts or nails
*If you can't find 2x3s (Our Home Depot stocks them) you can rip a 2x6 into two 2x3s. 2x3 needs to measure 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".
6 – 1x3 @ 15” (Bottom Shelf Boards)
4 – 2x3 @ 23 1/4" (Legs)
8 – 1x3 @ 13” (both ends beveled at 45 degrees off square, not parallel, long point to long point)
1 – 1x4 @ 24”
2 – 1x4 @ 23 1/2"
2 – 1x4 @ 21 3/8”
2 – 1x4 @ 16 1/4"
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!
Build your bottom shelf as shown here. You can use the Kreg Jig or just a wood block underneath to attach.
Then add legs to bottom shelf as shown above.
Followed by the side aprons.
And then the top aprons. I recommend 3/4" PHs and 1 1/4" PH screws here.
NOTE: To attach top with PHs later, drill 3/4" PHs facing upward on aprons.
Attach top to base. You can use decorative nails or screw through aprons.
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.