Planning, Parts List, Tools, and CostAbout the only planning necessary is to decide how big you want your table to be, and this will normally be determined by two factors: the size of your tabletop, and the available space you have.
As far as height goes, Most tables designed for writing or dining should be 28" to 30" high (29" is common). Be sure to take into account the thickness of your tabletop when determining the length of your legs.
Parts for ProjectFor our tabletop, we chose the Vika Amon from IKEA, so it's in our parts list:
|4||61-7 - Flange|
|4||133-7 - Plastic Plug|
|4||G125GS12GA - Size 7 Gator Tube Legs|
|1||Vika Amon from IKEA|
Drill with drill bit and Phillips driver bit
Hammer or Mallet
The level is so you can adjust your legs, but you could also just wait until you get the table into position, then adjust the legs up or down to eliminate any wobble. The Kee Klamp Flanges will allow you to adjust each leg about 1/2".
CostDepending on what you use for a tabletop, and how big or fancy you want to get, you can build this project for under $100.
Once you have assembled your parts and tools, proceed to Step 1.
Step 1: Attach Flanges to Table Bottom
Make sure to use the appropriate length wood screw for the thickness of your tabletop... you don't want screws poking through the top of your table!
Pre-drill your holes and drive four wood screws into each Kee Klamp Flange, securing it to the underside of the table top.