Build a perfect end table with free plans from Ana-White.com!
Good luck building, have a great weekend!
3 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 ¼” and 2 ½” PH screws
2” nails or screws for attaching shelves
4 – 2x2 @ 23 3/4"
4 – 2x2 @ 11 1/4" (cut these to the width of your 1x12, expected to be 11 1/4")
3 – 2x2 @ 37”
1 – 1x12 @ 40”
1 – 1x12 @ 42”
2 – 1x3 @ 42”
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!
First build two of the legs.
Then join the two legs up with the side aprons and bottom support. The bottom support will make sure your bottom shelf doesn't sag.
Now add your bottom shelf - super easy - just screw through the bottom supports into underside of shelf.
And then build your top first with 3/4" PHs (pocket holes) and 1 1/4" PH screws (pocket hole screws) and attach same as the bottom shelf. Note: Jen used 3/4" plywood for her top instead - you can do that too!
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.