A sturdy small round table with an X base.
36″ Tabletop or 3/4″ MDF or 3/4″ Plywood cut into a 36″ circle
3 – 2x2s
1 – 1×4
3″ Screws or 2″ pocket hole screws
2 – 2×2 @ 13 7/8″ (Top X, one end cut at 5 degrees off square, measurement to long point)
1 – 2×2 @ 29 3/16″ (Top X, both ends cut at 5 degrees off square, measurement long point to long point)
4 – 2×2 @ 29 1/8″ (Legs)
2 – 2×2 @ 15 3/4″ (Bottom X, one end cut at 5 degrees off square, measurement to long point) 1 – 2×2 @33″ (Top X, both ends cut at 5 degrees off square, measurement long point to long point)
4 – 1×4 @ 20 1/2″ (Both ends cut at 45 degrees perpendicular to each other)
Build the Top X
Cut all of the boards as directed in the cut list. Lay out so the bevel cuts all taper downward. Mark center (13 7/8″ from outsides of longer board) and screw the shorter boards to the longer boards. I used pocket hole screws, but if you do not have a Kreg Jig™, simply screw at an angle to join the second board to the longest board.
Now this was the toughest part for me, but doesn’t have to be for you. Start by lining up the inside corners and either gluing and nailing (nailer would be super handy here) the aprons to the legs and top X or predrilling holes and screwing the aprons to the top X base. Now notice how the apron does not follow the line of the leg? Rather, it remains perpendicular to the ground. Note that and you’ll be good.