Rekourt Dining Table

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About Project

Free plans to build a modern x table base from Ana-White.com

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful long weekend.  Summer is finally here in Alaska for us.  We went straight from snowstorms to suntanning in one week!  

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and congrats - we are so excited to be able to share our next big project with you!  

With Grace, I was so terribly morning sick, this time around, the second I saw that + sign, I went into plan designing panic mode, fearing I'd be dealing with four months of barely surviving sea-sick bed spins again.  I want to make sure the plans keep coming for you, that despite what we've got going on, I'm doing my best to provide you with more options to improve your home on a budget.

Dimensions

Preparation

Shopping List

9-2x6x8
9-2x4x8
1-1x4x8

Cut List

8 - 2x6 @ 83 1/2" (tabletop boards) - measurement shown in diagram is wrong
2 - 2x6 @ 44" (breadboard ends) - cut to fit
3 - 2x4 @ 38" (long point to long point, ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
4 - 2x4 @ 35 1/2" (long point to long point, ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
4 - 2x4 @ 33" (long point to long point, ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
8 - 2x4 @ 20 1/4"
2 - 1x4 @ 36"
1 - 2x4 @ 64"
1 - 2x4 or 2x2 @ 68 5/8" (long point to short point, both ends cut PARALLEL at 20 degrees off square)
2 - 2x4 or 2x2 @ 34" (longest point measurement, both ends cut INWARD from measurement, one at 50 degrees off square and one at 20 degrees off square)
2 - 2x4 @ 64" long (side aprons - cut these to fit!)

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!

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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.

Comments

Hhtuck

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 16:03

Hi! I just finished making this table and it looks AMAZING! This is the first time I've ever made anything though and one of the breadboard ends seems to bend downward slightly and is not as sturdy as the other breadboard end. Is there anything I can do to make this breadboard end more sturdy and durable? I used the pocket holes and pocket hole screws with 2-3 on each board. Thank you in advance for your help! I'm hopeful that I can use this table for a long time and want to correct this end so that I can! Any suggestions?