1-22" Round Table Top
4-21" Country Pine Leg
At minimum 4 and up to 8 skirt fasteners
Tools I Used
5/32" Drill Bit
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Miter Box & Saw
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Step 1: Table Top
You will need a table top. This can be commercially bought or a piece of plywood cut into what ever shape you desire.
Step 2: Skirting
You will need skirting. This can be commercially bought or you can use project boards/ smooth cut lumber that has been run thru a molder.
* Cut the skirts to length, Cut a 1/4" deep slot 1" from each end of the Skirt.
Step 3: Skirt Fasteners
You will need something to fasten the skirt to the table top. Some people like to use pieces of scrap wood for this ,but I figure if someone took the time to make an inexpensive item specifically for this then I am going to use it. It is just easier and it works.
* Place the four skirt fasteners in the middle of each skirt. Be sure it faces the center of the table top and mark where to predrill the skirt and the table top.
Step 4: Corner Plate
You will need something to hold the leg to the skirting. These plates work nicely... Some people will cut a wooden wedge using a board, and drill a hole in the center, but I find these plates to last a little longer, and are easier to use.
* Place the corner brackets in the slots. Make sure that the corner plate rest on the table top for accurate alignment. Mark and then predrill the holes for the wood screws.
Step 5: The Table Leg
It is so wonderful, that we do not have to be carpenters these days to get a quality leg. I found these great legs to use for my table.
*Drill a 9/32 hole about 1-1/4 deep in each leg on the chamfer edge, using the remarked hole from the corner plate.
Step 6: Put It Together
Please watch the following video...
Step 7: The Video
When I found this video I realized I could build my own table