Build your own wood Parson's tables with our free plans - includes coffee table, console table, end table, and dining table.
The shopping list will vary for the type of Parson's table you are building, but essentially, you will need the following
- 4x4s for the legs (I used douglas fir)
- 1x6 for the main part of the tabletop
- 1x4 between the legs (if not jigsawing out the tabletop for the legs)
- 1x3s for the aprons, can go with 2x3, 1x4 or 2x4 with minimal changes to increase strength
- 1-1/4" coarse thread Kreg Pocket Hole screws for attaching everything
Cut out the 1x6 boards for the tabletop.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes and attach the 1x6 boards together edge to edge.
Then drill the pocket holes for attaching the legs and the 1x4 tabletop boards.
Drill the 3/4" pocket holes for attach the legs on the 1x4s.
TIP: Measure and cut the aprons at this step, before legs are in the way of measurements.
For added strength for the legs, a cross support can be added to each leg, in between the aprons at a 45 degree angle. Make sure you screw also into the legs. Material should be same as the aprons.
Center support can be added by running "ribs" between the aprons using the same material as the aprons if necessary on larger tabletops.