DIY End Table plans. This is a more refined version.
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 two of the side frames with 2x2s.
Join the two frames together with the front/back aprons.
Attach plywood inset on the bottom frame with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
Cut the 1x2s for the Xs and notch out. To notch out, set circular saw blade depth to 3/4" and make multiple cuts between the notches (about every 1/4"). Then use a chisel to remove the material in the notched out area.
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.