Rustic Table

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 19:52
Difficulty
Beginner
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A beautiful, easy to build table that features a 1x top simple legs. This table is designed to look like something one might find and treasure. Special thanks to our readers for sharing their photos with us.

Dimensions
96" x 36" x 30" high (approximate)

Preparation

Shopping List

4 – 2x2s, 8′ Long 4 – 1×4, 8′ Long 4 – 1×10, 8′ Long 1 – 2×4, stud length or 8′ length 2″ screws 1 1/4″ screws wood glue wood filler sand paper

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

2 – 1×4 @ 90 1/2″ (Side Aprons) 2 – 1×4 @ 36″ (End Aprons) 8 – 2×2 @ 34 1/2″ (Under Tabletop Supports) 4 – 1×10 @ 96″ (Tabletop Pieces) 2 – 1×4 @ 29 1/4″ (Legs) 2 – 2×4 @ 29 1/4″ (Legs) 4 – 2×2 @ 12″, ends mitered at 45 degrees (cross supports)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
General Instructions

Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Keep outside edges flush. Take a square after each step. Work on a clean level surface and use necessary safety precautions.

Instructions

Step 1

Table Top Supports and Apron. Build the tabletop supports and aprons as shown above. The supports are spaced 10″ apart. Use 2″ screws and glue, countersinking the screws.

Step 2

Tabletop Pieces. Take a square of the tabletop. Then find the centers of the tabletop supports and the end aprons and mark. Line up the center tabletop pieces with these marks and fasten through the bottom using 2″ screws and glue. Minimize the gap between the tabletop boards as you go.

Step 3

Tabletop Screw Hole Patterns. Mark out the screw holes on the tops of the table as shown above. Then predrill and screw the tabletop pieces to the end aprons. Make sure the table is square prior to doing this. Use the 2″ screws and glue.

Step 4

Legs. Fasten the legs to the aprons, as shown above. Do not use glue if you would like the legs removable.

Step 5

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
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Fill nail holes with wood filler. Sand, distress, and finish as desired. Then send Ana your brag photos!</p>
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Comments

Christal Bailey

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:40

can someone please explain to me the reasoning behind the two different leg sizes? I want to make this table but the alternating leg size really bothers me. is it important?

devon1182

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:26

Hi Ana! We are getting ready to make this table tomorrow. YAY!! But we have a question, the diection say to screw the tabletop onto the apron from the top of the table. Is this correct or can it be screwed onto apron from the bottom? Thank you! 

2078jes

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 14:20

I would like to build this table but use legs from a previous dining room set. Has anyone done that...and would have made notes as to the best way to approach this?? I'm a newbie but plan on laying some Shabby Chic on this design! Thanks!