Slide Under End Table

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Introduction: Slide Under End Table

About: Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelors in biology and chemistry and a minor in accounting. Licensed dentist in the state of Michigan. I enjoy rock music and playing the guitar, crafting, a…

This instructable will show you how to make a simple slide under end table. This table was made using 3/4" pine wood since that is what I had on hand. This was my first project utilizing the Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System which allowed me to recess and hide the access for the wood screws on the bottom of the table. I hope you enjoy this instructable and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Thank you!

Supplies:

3/4" pine wood boards

Wood screws

Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System

Wood glue

Wood stain

Polyurethane

Saw

Electric drill

Electric sander or sand paper

Router (optional) - to add rounded edge to table top

Step 1: Gather and Cut Your Wood

I utilized 3/4" pine to make my table.

Each board is _____ wide. I attached four boards together to fabricate the tabletop. Two boards were used for the legs. The footing of the table consists of three pieces. The underside of the tabletop has two pieces to attach to the legs. Four triangle pieces were cut to brace the legs to the tabletop and foot. I have included a schematic for the dimensions of the various pieces.

Step 2: Add the Pocket Holes

Use the Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System to place pocket holes in the three pieces of wood that make up the table footing. Four pocket holes will be placed in the center piece and two pocket holes will be placed on each side piece. See the above images for a better reference.

Step 3: Stain and Coat the Wood Pieces

I used Minwax wood stain and Minwax polyurethane to stain and coat the wood.

Step 4: Assemble the Pieces to Build Your Table

Assemble the individual pieces using wood glue and wood screws and enjoy your new table! I hope you have enjoyed viewing this instructable. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Thank you!

Step 5: Enjoy Your New Table!

Once your table is finished, enjoy! I hope you enjoyed viewing this instructable. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Thank you!

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    9 Comments

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    RonO18
    RonO18

    4 months ago

    Nice work! Are the triangle supports attached with glue only? I couldn't see any screws for them. Also, did you only use the 4 screws through the braces to attach the top? I assume the top is also glued to the back edge of the braces. Thanks!

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    Schaf77
    Schaf77

    Reply 4 months ago

    Hi Ron018, so if you go to step 4 and look at those pics, you'll see that the triangle pieces are each attached to a smaller "rectangle" piece. I screwed through the top of those rectangle pieces into the triangle piece. Then I attached that triangle + rectangle piece to the underside of the table top. Hope that makes sense lol.

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    RonO18
    RonO18

    Reply 4 months ago

    Makes sense. Thank you for replying.

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    Psufan1
    Psufan1

    Question 6 months ago

    How wide were the boards that you used?

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    Schaf77
    Schaf77

    Answer 6 months ago

    Hmmm off the top of my head, I want to say about 3.5"

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    TrestinB
    TrestinB

    11 months ago on Step 5

    The top came out really nice. Did you plane it down at all or use any special clamping technique?

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    Schaf77
    Schaf77

    Reply 6 months ago

    Honestly the wood was pretty much prepped and planed. I just used two large plastic clamps to glue the pieces together.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Nice job! I love these tables :)

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    Schaf77
    Schaf77

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! Using the Kreg jig, they are actually pretty simple to fabricate too.