Build your own farmhouse end table and save hundreds! This easy, DIY end table only costs about $20 to make! Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
4 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 3/4" plywood scrap or similar @ 17-3/4" x 17-3/4"
1-1/4" brad nails or pocket hole screws - depends on how the bottom slat boards are attached, see plans below
4 - 2x2 @ 24" - legs
8 - 2x2 @ 17-3/4" - horizontal supports
5 - 1x3 @ 17-3/4" - slats
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 17-3/4" x 17-3/4" - top
Cut to fit the X pieces
You may wish to prefinish the boards before assembly as we did in the video tutorial.
Drill one 1-1/2" pocket hole on each end of all of the 2x2s @ 17-3/4". Attach to the legs with a single 2-1/2" pocket hole screw, hiding pocket holes on underside.
Attach the remaining 2x2s together to form the frame.
Drill two 3/4" pocket holes on each end of the 1x3s and attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
ALTERNATIVE: Nail 1x1 material to the inside of the 2x2s as a cleat and lay 1x3s on top and attach with 1-1/4" brad nails as done in the video tutorial.
Cut and fit the plywood into the frame.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes, three per side, on all four sides of the top plywood. Attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to the 2x2 frame.
Scribe the smaller X pieces as you did in step 5. Cut to fit, and attach with 2" nails and glue.