I'm Lauren, and this is my first instructable. Hope you like it.

This is a design for making a simple, lightweight, but sturdy interlocking table. The table top is 24 by 30 inches, and the height is 30 inches.
All you need is:
*(6) 24" x 18" sheets of 1/4" plywood (I used a good quality dense furniture-grade 5-ply birch). You should be able to get (10) pieces out of a standard 4ft by 8ft sheet of plywood.
*A saw.

I used a laser at Techshop SF to draw my cut lines on my wood to make it easier, but you could use carbon paper or tracing paper instead.


Step 1: Download This File

This table requires 5 pattern pieces. Four of them are provided here: 1st layer, 2nd layer, 3rd layer and 4th layer. You will also need a a piece I will call "Layer 1b". It's just like "Layer 1" except the middle slot is on the right side instead of the left side 

"Layer1Design" Is a lace artwork file that I laser etched onto all my pieces to make them pretty. So go ahead and download those files in this step.

You must have Abobe Illustrator to open these files.
This is really great, nomad furniture is super practical. <br>Question: You need 2 standard sheets of plywood to cut your 24x36&quot; bits out of?
Cerene, thank you for inadvertently catching a major typo in my instructions! The sheets are 24x18 inches. You should be able to get 10 out of one sheet of plywood (4 x 8 feet). <br>I will fix it now!
What a fantastic design! And I love the etching - very pretty.

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Bio: San Francisco native and tourist. Spinner of lumpy yarn. Techshop member and teacher. Gymnastics natural. Oatmeal connoisseur.
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