Curvy Side Table

Difficulty
Intermediate
| Print this plan

Build a cute curvy side table from a simple 2x10.

27" curvy side tables

You can check out more building details at Hertoolbelt.

While flipping through the PB kids magazine, I saw the cutest little side table - Brynn side table.  I thought it would be a fun DIY project for my daughters room.  Even though the legs make it look complicated, it really is more simple than it looks. 

Preparation

Shopping List

1 - 2"x10"x10'

Common Materials
Cut List

2 - 18 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 9 1/4" (2x10)

Cutting Instructions

The 18 1/2" pieces will be used for the table top, the rest of the 2x10 will be for the legs.

Tools
Tape Measure
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Jigsaw
Table Saw
Power Sander
Level
General Instructions

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!

Instructions

Step 1

Trim one side of each of the 18 1/2" pieces of 2x10 to remove the rounded edge, these edges will be joined together.  Use a Kreg Jig, wood glue and 2 1/2" screws to join the 2 boards together.  Draw an 18" circle, I used the screw and string method.  

Step 2

I've created two table heights, a 23" and 27".  Download and print the leg pattern from here.  

Trace 2 leg patterns on the 2x10, you can nest 2 legs together to waste less wood.  Cut 3/4" off of the butt of the pattern and trace 2 leg patterns on the 2x10, again nesting to save space.

Step 3

Use a bandsaw, scroll saw or jig saw to cut out the 4 legs and 18" circle.  I used a bandsaw.  Sand the legs and circle to remove ridges from the saw.  

Step 4

Get the 2 legs with the extra 3/4" on the butt end.  Use the Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" material and join the 2 legs together with wood glue and 2 1/2" screws.

Step 5

Step 6

Drill pocket holes in the 4th leg and attach it to the center of the other 2 legs with wood glue and 2 1/2" screws.

Step 7

To attach the legs to the table top, make a countersink hole in the 'crook' of the leg.  Place the legs centered on the circle and use 2 1/2" screws to secure in place.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.
Finish Used
I stained the table minwax walnut and let it dry. Then I painted it Behr spa and let the paint dry. I lightly distressed the edges with sand paper.

Comments