Free plans to build an end table with shelf out of 5- 2x4s! From ana-white.com
- 5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
- 4 - 2x4 @ 22 1/2" (legs)
- 4 - 2x4 @ 14" CUT TO FIT WIDTH OF 4 - 2x4s (shorter aprons)
- 4 - 2x4 @ 16" (longer aprons)
- 2 - 2x4 @ 16" (bottom shelf shorter pieces)
- 4 - 2x4 @ 19" (bottom shelf longer pieces)
- 6 - 2x4 @ 23" (tabletop boards)
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!
Place your four longer bottom shelf boards together and measure the overall width of the shelf. This measurement should be close to 14". Cut your shorter aprons to this length. Then drill (2) 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of each of the apron boards and attach to legs to build the two end leg sets.
NOTE: You'll want to also drill 1-1/2" pocket holes (about 2 per apron facing upward, bottom aprons too) for attaching the shelf/tabletop in later steps.
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.