Rolling C End Table or Sofa Table

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This simple little C table makes a modern nightstand or a quick snack table. Rolls under the couch to put a laptop in your lap.

This is a free project plan to build your own C table with step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list from

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Dimensions shown above.


Shopping List
  • 1 – 1×12, 6 feet long 
  • 1 – 1×6, 2 feet long 
  • 1 – 1×2, 6 feet long
  • 4 – 1 1/2″ caster wheels (wheel diameter is 1 1/2″)
  • 2″ wood screws OR 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws for pocket holes
  • wood glue
  • paint and primer
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • wood filler
Cut List
  • 2 – 1×12 @ 20″ (Top and Bottom)
  • 1 – 1×12 @ 21″ (Back)
  • 1 – 1×6 @ 21″ (Center)
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 20″ (Side Footer)
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 10″ (End Footer)
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set


Step 1


After you have cut all your boards, predrill either pocket holes or countersinking holes and build the box as shown above. Keep outside edges flush. Use glue.

Step 2


Now measure at the top, middle, and bottom as shown in the diagram and mark. Position 1×6 and screw through predrilled holes to secure in place. Use glue

Step 3


The footer on this one is purely decorative. You can use finish nails or screws, and glue. Attach to the bottom.

Step 4

Footer Ends

Attach the footer ends to the bottom and the side footer. You may not be able to reach a direct screw into the back footer – don’t worry. This piece is purely decorative, and glue and screws to the side footer will be plenty.

Step 5

Finishing Instructions
Finish Used
I finished my table by applying a coat of wood filler (been using Elmer’s with great success). Let that dry completely, then went over it with another coat. I also filled any imperfections, as I wanted a super smooth look. Then I sanded with 120 grit sandpaper, paying special attention to the edges. Very important to clean your work space with a vacuum and wipe clean your project to remove any sawdust. Then I primed and added two coats of oooops paint (Valspar premium satin). Done!


Jess carpenter

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 04:22

Okay so I dont know how to edit these comments lol. But ment to type ... if I build the box with an in. of space on the outside of the center, I can put the X there.