End Table

This is an end table I made out of 2x4s and scrap plywood.

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Step 1: Materials

Cut out the plywood top and 2x4s to desired size. Also, if you want, you can cut trim to go on the edge of the plywood. The trim can also be whatever size you want.

Step 2: Trim (Optional)

If you are putting on the trim, attach all 4 pieces to the plywood using a nail gun. You can do gaps like I did or do it any way you want. Make sure the trim is flush with the plywood.

Step 3: Sanding

Sand the tabletop and 2x4s from 60 grit to 220 grit.

Step 4: Pocket Holes

Drill 2 pocket holes on the top of the legs and 2 on each end of the supports as shown in the pictures.

Step 5: Joinery

Using the right size screws in the pocket holes, attach a leg in each corner. On the 2 longest sides, attach the supports about 4 inches from the bottom of the trim. For me, screws stuck out of the tabletop. If this happens to you, use and angle grinder to grind them done. You can also use a rotary tool.

Step 6: Finish

Apply a finish of your choice. Now you're done!

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    Swansong

    3 years ago

    It looks really nice :)