Introduction: Rustic End Table

This End Table matches the shelf from a few weeks ago – see last step. As with the shelf, the design is simple, easy to make and is relatively low cost (under $25).

Video of the build:

Step 1: Tools/Materials

Tools:

  • Table or Miter Saw
  • Drill/Bits
  • Tape measure
  • Sander

Materials:

  • 2" x 12" x 4' (x1) *A 2x12 should be 1.5” x 11.25” – Ours came in at 1.5” x 11”. Verify this dimension before cutting the pieces.
  • 2" x 4" x 10' (x2)
  • 1" x 4" x 8' (x1)
  • Screws or Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Stain or Paint

Step 2: Drawing

You will be building to this drawing. Note that everything is color coded for easy reference.

Step 3: Cut Lumber

A table saw was used for all of the straight cuts. A miter saw was used for the 45 degree angles.

Step 4: Leg Assembly - Step 1

Attach 3 vertical supports to the 1x6 spacers as shown. Nails or screws can be used. Countersink the holes if screws are used. Note that glue is used in addition for every joint on the build.

Step 5: Leg Assembly - Step 2

Add the angled spacer as shown.

Step 6: Leg Assembly - Step 3

Add the feet to the bottom side of the angled spacer as shown. Repeat process to build another leg assembly.

Step 7: Top Assembly

Attach the other 2 angle spacers to back side of the top pieces as shown.

Step 8: Leg Attachment

Attach leg assemblies to top assembly as shown.

Step 9: Sand

Step 10: Stain

The table was stained using PolyShades Classic Black Satin Stain and Polyurethane from Minwax.

Step 11: Final Product

Step 12: Matching Shelf / Desk

The matching book shelf is shown here. The matching desk design was from the Ana White website. A smaller, modified version of the desk is documented here.

Comments

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nick2316 (author)2015-04-04

I love this design, what do you use to draw the plans?

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mtairymd (author)nick23162015-04-04

Thanks. Autodesk Inventor or Pro/E.

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diydonut (author)2015-03-24

Love what you do with simple 2 x 4s

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mtairymd (author)diydonut2015-03-24

Thanks. I hope to move up to real wood one day :)

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direfulfurtive (author)2015-03-23

Really good

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ClenseYourPallet (author)2015-03-22

I love the look!! Thanks for sharing

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Thanks. I really like your pallet workbench.

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knurd (author)mtairymd2015-03-22

Thanks for sharing , the sweet puppy too

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