Free plans to build a tidy up side table!
2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 10 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
• 4 - 2x2 @ 23 1/4 (legs)
• 5 - 2x2 @ 11 1/4" (front and back trim/support)
• 6 - 1x6 @ 14 1/4" (sides)
- 3 - 1x6 @ 11 1/4" (bottom shelf)
• 4 - 1x2 @ 16 1/2" (side trim)
• 3 - 1x6 @ 22" (top)
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!
Start by building the two sides by attaching with 3/4" PHs and 1 1/4" PH screws and glue. Then add the bottom trim. You can also add top trim too.
TIP: Drill 3/4" PHs along sides for attaching legs in next step before nailing on trim to make drilling easier.
Now attach legs flush to top.
Build bottom shelf as you did the sides. Drill 3/4" PHs around all sides of the bottom shelf. Attach to sides.
Attach the 2x2 supports as shown above. Use 1 1/4" PH screws to attach bottom shelf to the end trim through holes you predrilled in step 3.
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.