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.
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
"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.
Step 2: Laser or Draw on Your Wood
Except you will need 2 of the "4th layer" file.
Like I said in the previous step, make an additional file for "Layer1b".
So go ahead and get the shapes drawn on your wood somehow.
For the lace decoration, I just ran the same file on all my pieces.
Or if you're super special, skip the drawing and cut this out on a Laser, ShopBot, or waterjet cutter. Techshop SF has all three!
Step 3: Cut Your Wood
Step 4: Sand Everything
Step 5: Put Everything Together in Order.
Your slots should be tight. Use a mallet to get the X's into the tabletop pieces securely.