Y Leg Table

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 23:38
Difficulty
Intermediate
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About Project

A modern style table, featuring a unique Y leg design and extra support in the center.

Dimensions
Dimensions are 66″ long x 36″ wide x 30″ high. Designed for six seats. Can be easily customized up to 36″ long (shorter) but it is not recommended to increase the length on this design.

Preparation

Shopping List

1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF, full 4×8 Sheet
5 – 1×3 @ 8 feet long
2 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long (preferably hardwood for added strength)
1 1/4″ screws
2 1/2″ screws
wood glue
wood filler
finishing supplies

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

1 – 3/4″ Plywood @ 66″ x 36″ (Tabletop)
2 – 1×3 @ 36″ (End Supports)
4 – 1×3 @ 61″ (Length Supports)
4 – 1×3 @ 21 3/8″ (Leg Tops)
4 – 2×2 @ 33″ (Both ends at 30 degrees off square, parallel to each other)
4 – 2×2 @ 16 1/4″ (Both ends at 30 degrees off square, NOT parallel to each other)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Tabletop Supports

Begin by attaching the end supports to the underside of the table with 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Then attach all of the length supports.

Step 2

Strong Back

With the remaining support board, taper the ends as shown above and attach to the center support with glue and 3″screws predrilled and coutnersunk or with pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Leg Tops

From the 1x3s @ 21 3/8″ carefully mark and cut out this pattern. All angles are at 45 degrees.

Step 4

Legs

Build the legs as shown above. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue.

Step 5

Step 6

Assembly

Fit the legs into the table as shown above. Predrill holes and attach with 1 1/4″ screws. Omit glue to make the table easy to disassemble. Add cork pads to the bottoms of the table legs to help even out the table and protect floors.

Thank you Pudgy Bunny for suggesting this project, and to everyone else who has suggested projects. Can’t wait to see this table built! Here’s to a bright color! Have a great weekend. Ana

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