Tryed Side Table

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 23:00
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Following numerous requests, here are plans for the Hyde Side Table. This plan matches the plans for the Tryde Coffee Table and the Tryde Console Table. Made of solid wood in a rustic planked design, you will be shocked at just how beautiful 2x4s can be. This sturdy easy to build end table will add character and a natural aspect to your living space. Also can be used as a nightstand. Features sturdy solid wood legs and a large top with breadboard ends.



Shopping List

1 – 4×4 Post, 8 feet long 1 – 1×4, 8 feet long 2 – 2×4, stud length or 8 feet long

Common Materials
2 1/2 inch screws
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

A) 4 – 4×4 Posts @ 22 1/2” (Legs) B) 4 – 1×4 @ 2 1/4″ (Spacers) C) 2 – 1×4 @ 16 1/2″ (Top Leg Supports) D) 4 – 1×4 @ 12″ (Apron) E) 2 – 2×4 @ 21″ (Breadboard Ends) F) 6 – 2×4 @ 14″ (Tabletop Pieces)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Cut all your boards, except you may wish to cut the tabletop boards after taking an exact measurment of your table in step 7. Make sure you get nice straight cuts. Either use a miter saw, chop saw, or mark your boards with a square and cut with a handheld saw. Predrill all of your screw holes with a countersink bit. Before attaching any boards, mark where the attaching board will fit. Always use glue. Use 2 1/2″ screws unless otherwise directed. Take a square of the project after each step (see HOW-TO section). Work on a clean level surface.


Step 1

1. Spacers. Fasten the spacers to the legs, as shown above. Notice how the spacers will all be placed in different positions depending on the leg postion. Take note of this as you fasten the spacers to the legs.

Step 2

2. Top Leg Support. Attach the top leg support as shown above. Use the meausrements to guide you. Also make sure you screw into the spacer and the legs.

Step 3

3. Aprons. Attach the side aprons as shown above in green. Keep top edges flush.

Step 4

4. Aprons. Attach the remaining aprons as shown above. Keep top edges flush.

Step 5

Step 6

6. Tabletop Pieces. Attach the tabletop pieces as shown above. Keep the gaps between the boards minimal. If you are having a problem with the gaps, add a tabletop support piece as done in the Hyde Console Table, step 5, and attach the tabletop pieces from underneath.

Step 7

7. Toenailing. Make sure you secure the ends of the tabletop pieces to the breadboard ends as shown above. Screw at an angle from the tabletop pieces into the breadboard ends.

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Tue, 12/27/2011 - 17:28

Thanks for this plan. We made these for my daughter & son-in-law for xmas. They loved them.

Amberwms (not verified)

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 07:07

Does anybody have instructions on adding the shelf on the bottom?

TallPaul6533 (not verified)

Sun, 11/18/2012 - 15:21

As I'm building this table, I keep thinking about the top of it. When I get to that point, where on the wood should I place the screws? I don't want the screw heads to be on the top of the table (because that would look odd). How can I attach the pieces without the screws being on the top? Thanks!


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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:08

I have read that it is not reccommened to use PT wood inside but so many projects I have turned my head from because they require 4x4's.  Just wondering if there is a place where you can even find these or a way to make 4x4 from 2x2 without proper tools for jointing and planeing (I dont have these in my tools as of yet).  Thansk so much