Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters

Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters

This is the perfect project for that urge to build something… The free plans to build a storage ottoman on casters are quick, cheap, and the ottoman is definitely useful! Who couldn’t use extra storage and a place to prop your feet? Plus it is a great way to use up a few scraps laying around!

Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters-Copy

Materials:

Lumber:

  • Scrap pieces of plywood or MDF OR
  • One – 2′ x 4′ sheet of plywood
  • One – 2′ x 2′ sheet of plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood circles – 18″ in diameter – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 17-3/4″ – Dividers

Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters

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Step One

Draw out the circles on the plywood. There are many ways to do this but I prefer the “string, thumbtack & pencil” method. Cut out using a jigsaw or saw of your choice. I cut mine on the bandsaw since I just learned how to use it! You could also build a jig for the bandsaw and cut the circles that way.

Cut the pieces for the dividers. Cut the notches as shown using the saw of your choice. Sand all of the pieces thoroughly.

Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters_Dividers 1

Step Two

Assemble the dividers, then position the top and bottom. Attach to the dividers using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters_Dividers 2

 

Step Three

Attach the circles (the top and bottom) to the dividers using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters_Top & BottomFinish as desired, then attach the casters to the bottom using 3/4″ screws. Prop up your feet and relax!!

I used 3/4″ MDF to make an ottoman like this and love it! the top can also be upholstered to make it more comfortable for your feet. This ottoman is also a great piece of extra seating! Have any questions about the free plans to build a storage ottoman on casters? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com.

 




Build a Presley 5-Drawer Table

A Table That Mimics a Library Card Catalog – the Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans

I love little tables with lots of drawers and this little table is no exception! The Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans feature a total of five drawers – three smaller on top with two larger on bottom – and raised trim on the sides and back, as well as a large shelf at the bottom. This table can also do dual duty as an end table or a nightstand.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Copy

Materials:

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 half sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 full sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 27-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 10″ x 13″ – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1×2 at 13″ – Lower Leg Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 10″ x 19-7/8″ – Back
  • 2 – 1×2 at 19-7/8″ – Lower Front & Back Stretchers
  • 1- 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 19-7/8″ – Lower Shelf
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/2″ x 19-7/8″ – Lower & Upper Drawer Shelves
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-1/4″ x 14-1/2″ – Lower & Upper Dividers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17″ x 23-7/8″ – Top
  • 1 – 1×2 (ripped to 1″ wide) at 21-3/8″ – Top Back Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 (ripped to 1″ wide) at 16″ – Top Side Trim
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-1/2″ x 13″ – Smaller Drawer Bottoms
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-3/16″ x 13″ – Smaller Drawer Sides
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-3/16″ x 6″ – Smaller Drawer Front & Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-15/16″ x 13″ – Larger Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-3/16″ x 13″ – Larger Drawer Sides
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-3/16″ x 9-7/16″ – Larger Drawer Front & Back

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side panels, and the lower leg stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers as well as the side edges of the panels. Secure the side panels to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the panels will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

Secure the lower leg stretchers as shown orienting the pocket holes so they face down. If it is a tight fit, a close-quarter drill or a right angle drill attachment may have to be used.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back panel and the lower front and back stretchers. Secure the back panel to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

Secure the lower leg stretchers as shown orienting the pocket holes so they face down.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Back & Lower Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom shelf and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the shelf to the lower stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Bottom Shelf

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the lower and upper shelves, as well as the lower and upper dividers. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the lower shelf only. Position the lower shelf as shown, then secure to the side panels, back panel, and legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Drill pocket holes in the lower edge of each of the dividers. Position the first divider on the lower shelf, and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Lower Shelf

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Lower Divider

Step Five

Position the upper shelf on the lower divider as shown then secure to the sides, back, and lower divider using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Position the remaining two dividers on the upper shelf securing them in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Upper Shelf

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Upper Dividers

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the top and the top trim. Cut the curve in the side trim pieces using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Secure the trim pieces to the top locating the trim pieces 1/2″ from each edge using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the bottom into the trim. Add a few brad nails to the side trim into the back trim.

Position the top on the cabinet so that 1/2″ overlaps on all sides. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Top Side Trim

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Top 1

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Top 2

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the smaller drawers. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer box as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Sm Drawer BS

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Sm Drawer FB

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the smaller drawers. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer box as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Lg Drawer BS

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Lg Drawer FB

Presley 5-Drawer Table Plans-Drawers

Finish as desired, and apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of each drawer to help it slide smoothly in the opening.

Although this project may seem intimidating to build given the number of drawers, it is relatively simple and would be the perfect first project! Have any questions about the Presley 5-drawer table plans? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




A Nifty Counter Height Table with Storage

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table

This is one of those tables that can serve so many purposes – as extra seating for holiday entertaining or a dinner party, as a craft table, or even as a kitchen island! The DIY plans to build a Storage Counter Height Table feature a square top, 37-1/2″ height, and built-in storage on the side! This is a great project for beginners and can be completed in a weekend.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 5 – 1×4 at 8′
  • 1 – 4×4 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 4×4 at 36-3/4″ – Legs
  • 3 – 1×4 at 29″ – Aprons
  • 2 – 1×4 at 36-3/4″ – Storage Sides/Legs
  • 5 – 1×4 at 34-1/2″ – Storage Shelves
  • 1 – 1×4 at 34-1/2″ – Top Support
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 36-1/4″ x 36-1/2″ – Storage Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 36″ x 36″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the 4×4 legs and the aprons. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of each apron piece. Secure one of the apron pieces to the 4×4 legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_Side

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the storage sides/legs. Secure the remaining aprons to the storage sides/legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, treating each piece as a left and a right. Secure the apron/side assemblies to the 4×4 legs using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_FB Legs

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the storage shelves and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the shelves to the storage sides/legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_Storage Shelves

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top support and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the support to the aprons as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_Top Support

Step Five

Cut the piece for the storage back. position the piece on the back of the storage shelves between the aprons. Secure the piece using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the back into each of the shelves.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_Storage Back

Step Six

Cut the piece for the top. If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges prior to securing the top on the frame. The top will be flush with the frame on all sides. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Storage Counter Height Table_Top

Finish as desired.

I imagine this table in a really dark finish but of course, that is my preference with everything, ha ha! There are so many neat ways to finish it including wallpaper on the storage back, the glue-resist technique on the top, or a high-gloss painted finish! Leave a comment below if there are any questions about the DIY plans to build a Storage Counter Height Table!




Build a Daisy Console Table

The Daisy Console Table Plans – A Simple to Build Table with Lots of Style

This table is great for all skill levels – plain and simple, and can be finished in a variety of ways! The Daisy console table plans are drawn without a shelf at the bottom but one can easily be added by cutting a piece of plywood and notching the corners to fit. The table is slim enough to fit in virtually any space, plus the top trim can be routed with a decorative edge for an extra fancy touch!
Daisy Console Table Plans-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×6 at 6′
  • 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 35-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×6 at 8″ – Upper Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8″ – Lower Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×6 at 50″ – Upper Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×2 at 50″ – Lower Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×2 at 14″ – Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 59″ – Top Trim
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 56″ – Top

Daisy Console Table PlansClick on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the side stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers, as well as one long edge of each 1×6 stretcher to attach the top. Secure the stretchers to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The stretchers will be located 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs. A close quarter drill or right angle drill attachment may be needed to get into the tight space. (I own both of these tools and they certainly come in handy!)
Daisy Console Table Plans-Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the longer stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers, as well as one long edge of each 1×6 stretcher to attach the top. Secure the stretchers to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The stretchers will be located 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs.
Daisy Console Table Plans-Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the top and the top trim. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter trim pieces and all four edges of the top panel. Secure the sides of the trim first, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then secure the longer pieces.

The top will overhang the frame by 3″ on all sides. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Daisy Console Table Plans-Top 1Daisy Console Table Plans-Top 2Finish as desired!

The table is narrow enough that baskets can actually balance on the lower stretchers, if desired! Have any questions about the Daisy console table plans? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc.com!

This post contains links to a site of which I am an affiliate. What that means is that if the link is clicked and a purchase is made, I will receive a commission. I really do own those two tools and use them all the time!




A Coffee Table Added to the Riley Collection

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table

Previously, I posted plans for the Riley End Table, a table featuring X detail at each side. The DIY plans to build a Riley Coffee Table feature the same X detail at the sides, with a shelf below. This is another excellent plan for beginners – the X detail pieces are very easy to construct plus the table can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 3 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 20″ – X Detail
  • 2 – 2×2 at 10″ – X Detail
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8-11/16″ – X Detail
  • 4 – 2×2 at 15″ – Side Framing
  • 4 – 2×2 at 19-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 33″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 33″ – Shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19″ x 37″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, the framing, and the X detail. Mark the angles for the X detail by drawing a line across the board at the dimension given, then drawing another line from the corner of one end of the piece to the end of the line on the opposite side. Cut the angle using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill one pocket hole each end of the angled pieces as shown. Assemble the X detail using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Secure the framing pieces to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Insert the X detail piece into the frame (trimming the angles, if necessary), then secure the X detail to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Sides 1

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Sides 2

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Sides 3

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the leg frame assemblies using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the shelf. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the shelf to the stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelf will be flush with the top face of the stretchers.

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Shelf

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. If using edge banding, it will be applied to the top before securing the top to the frame. The top will overhang each side by 1/2″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table_Top

Finish as desired.

The coffee table and matching end tables will make a perfect addition to any decor! They are easy to construct, and (if finished properly) would be excellent outdoors on a deck or patio! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Riley Coffee Table? Leave a comment below!




Build a Fabulous Truss Dining Table

The Castleton Dining Table Plans Will Help You Create a Gorgeous Piece of Furniture with Style!

Don’t you just love the rustic look of truss-style furniture? The Castleton dining table plans fit the bill perfectly! With striking elegance, this table will have a huge impact on style but not on the budget!

castleton dining table plans_Copy

Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 2×3 at 6′
  • 3 – 2×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×4 at 4′
  • 3 – 2×4 at 8′
  • 7 – 2×6 at 8′
  • 2 – 4×4 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 4×4 posts at 30″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×4 at 38-1/2″ – Upper Side Frame & Center Top Supports
  • 2 – 2×3 at 38-1/2″ – Lower Side Frame
  • 2 – 2×3 at 20-1/2″ – Center Side Frame
  • 4 – 2×3 at 26-3/16″ – Truss Supports
  • 4 – 2×4 at 12″ – Top Edge Boards
  • 2 – 2×4 at 45″ – Top Edge Boards
  • 3 – 2×3 at 45″ – Top Frame & Lower Stretcher
  • 7 – 2×6 at 76″ – Top Boards

castleton dining table plans

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and side frames. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. The 2×4 upper frame pieces will be positioned 1-1/2″ down from the top edge of the legs. Secure in place using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The 2×3 lower frame pieces will be located on end with the back face flush with the inside face of the legs. Secure in place using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Position the center frame pieces and shown then secure in place using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 castleton dining table plans_Leg Assemblies

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the truss supports. Cut 33 degree miters in each end as shown, then drill pocket holes noting that there will be a right and a left piece for each leg assembly. Secure to the frame pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 castleton dining table plans_Truss 1

castleton dining table plans_Truss 2

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the top edge boards. Drill pocket holes in one edge only of each of the shorter pieces and both edges of the longer pieces. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The top face of these boards will be flush with the top end of the legs.

 castleton dining table plans_Top Edge Boards

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the top frame boards and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs as shown making sure they are snug against the top edge boards using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The inside edge will be flush with the inside face of the legs. Secure the center portion of the boards to the top edge boards using countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

 castleton dining table plans_Top Frame

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the center top supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the top frame boards using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 castleton dining table plans_Center Top Supports

Step Six

Cut the piece for the lower stretcher. Secure to the lower frame piece using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

castleton dining table plans_Stretcher

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the top boards. Secure to the upper frame boards and center support boards using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws through the underside.

 castleton dining table plans_Top Boards

Finish as desired.

The Castleton dining table plans will create one hefty piece of furniture! Wouldn’t it look fabulous with a dark stain? At any rate, this piece is perfect for those new to woodworking and would also be fabulous constructed from umber suitable to outdoor use!

Need help with the plans? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




A Simple to Build Dining Table Just in Time for the Holidays!

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table

Need a dining table for holiday entertaining? This is the perfect table… The DIY plans to build an Easy Rustic Dining Table feature a planked top with stretchers at the lower portion of the legs to give it a sturdy, rustic look. The plans call for straight off-the-shelf boards and can be enhanced with metal plates found in the deck section of any home improvement retailer. I promise, this plan is easy enough to have completed in a hurry!

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Copy

Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 3″ screws (lag screws can also be used for a more industrial look)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 6 – 2×4 at 6′
  • 7 – 2×6 at 8′
  • 2 – 4×4 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 4×4 at 28-1/2″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×4 at 36″ – Lower Side Stretcher
  • 2 – 2×4 at 29″ – Shorter Aprons
  • 2 – 2×4 at 73″ – Long Aprons
  • 3 – 2×4 at 32″ – Center Supports
  • 1 – 2×4 at 80″ – Lower Stretcher
  • 7 – 2×6 at 84″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table

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The notches in the legs and in the lower side stretcher are completely optional. If the notches are not used, the corresponding piece or pieces will rest on top and be secured with glue and 3″ screws.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs. If cutting the notch in the lower edge, it will be cut using multiple cuts on a table saw or circular saw with the center portion chiseled away. This post shows how to cut notches easily with a table saw!

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Legs

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the lower side stretcher. Cut the notch, if desired, and secure the piece to the legs using glue and countersunk 3″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Lower Side Stretchers 1

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Lower Side Stretchers 2

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the shorter aprons. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the shorter aprons to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Position the aprons 1/2″ back from the outside face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Shorter Aprons

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the long aprons and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the aprons to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Position the aprons 1/2″ back from the outside face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Long Aprons

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the center supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the supports to the long apron using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Center Supports

Step Six

Cut the piece for the lower stretcher. Secure the stretcher to the lower side stretcher using glue and countersunk 3″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Lower Stretcher

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the top. The ends of the top planks will overhang by 2″ while the sides of the outermost planks will overhang by 1-1/4″. Secure the top planks in place using glue and countersunk 3″ screws through the top boards into the side aprons and the center supports.

DIY Plans to Build an Easy Rustic Dining Table-Top

Finish as desired.

This table can be completed in a couple of days, even with finishing! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build an Easy Rustic Dining Table? Leave a comment below!




A Demilune Console Table with Bracing Detail

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table

Bracing detail,like the “X” in the DIY plans to build a Davidson Console Table, is really popular in furniture. This detail adds a sort of rustic glamour to table legs and bookcases alike! The Davidson Console Table has a demilune shaped top with three Xs in the base frame giving this table tons of style!

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • 2″ Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 3 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×3 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 31-1/2″ – Base Frame Legs
  • 2 – 2×3 at 40″ – Base Frame
  • 2 – 2×3 at 19-1/4″ – Base Frame Front
  • 6 – 1×2 at 17-9/16″ – X Bracing
  • 3 – 1×2 at 35-7/8″ – X Bracing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-1/4″ x 46-1/2″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the base frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 pieces. The legs will be centered on the framing pieces making them 1/2″ away from each long edge. The outer legs will also be positioned 1/2″ in from each side edge. Secure the legs in place using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_Frame 1

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the base frame front. Drill pocket holes in one end of each of the 2×3 pieces. Secure the base frame front pieces to the longer base frame pieces as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Position the remaining leg between the base frame front pieces so that there is a 1/2″ “border” around the leg. Secure in place using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_Frame 2

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the X bracing. Cut the pieces to length, then cut the angles. The angles in each end of the longer pieces are 26°. The angles in one end of the shorter pieces is 26° while the angle in the other end is 37°.

Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of each piece as shown. Assemble the X braces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_X 1

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_X 2

Step Four

Insert the bracing into the base frame. Secure the bracing so that it is centered on the legs (3/8″ in from each side) using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_X 3 DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_X 4

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the top. The top is constructed of two pieces of plywood, laminated together, with wide edge banding covering the edges. Cut the pieces to sie, then spread glue on the face of one piece. Position the other piece on top, wiggling it to create suction. Secure the pieces to each other using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Cut the demilune shape using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. The radius of the arc is 23-1/4″.

Lay the top on a flat surface, then position the base frame on top of it. The base frame will be positioned 3-1/4″ in from each side of the top, and the frame will be flush with the back. Secure the base frame to the underside of the top using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_Top 1

DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table_Top 2

Finish as desired.

This console table would make a welcome addition to any room – the dining room, entryway, or even behind a sofa. The angles in the X bracing may seem intimidating but they are not… This table is one of those projects that can be completed easily and quickly! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Davidson Console Table? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Side Table with a Pull-Out Shelf and a Drawer

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table

This table can be used in any room in the house… It can be used as a nightstand or as a table next to a sofa or chair. The DIY furniture plans to build a Blackwell Side Table feature a pull-out shelf under the top, an open shelf area in the middle and a drawer on the bottom. This super-easy plan can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-3/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding
  • 1 set of 22″ drawer slides
  • Cabinet pulls (one will be a small jewelry box pull with an attached screw)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
  • Paste wax

Tools Needed:

  • Jigsaw or bandsaw
  • Table saw
  • Iron for edge banding
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Pneumatic brad nailer with compressor
  • Sander
  • Drawer slide jig (optional)

Lumber:

  • 3 – 1″ square dowels at 3′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×4 at 8′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 26″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×4 at 20″ – Lower Sides
  • 1 – 1×4 at 24″ – Lower Back
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 23″ x 27″ – Shelves
  • 2 – 1″ dowels at 20″ – Upper Sides
  • 1 – 1″ dowel at 24″ – Lower Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 23″ x 27″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×3 at 22″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 1×3 at 21-1/2″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 21″ x 22″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 1 – 1×4 at 23-3/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21-1/2″ x 23-7/8″ – Pull-Out Shelf

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table

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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs as well as the lower sides and back. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the lower sides and back. Secure the lower sides and back to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the lower sides and back will be flush with the inside faces of the legs.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Lower Sides & Legs

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the three shelves (lower, middle and upper). Cut the notches using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Secure the lower shelf to the underside of the lower back and sides using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails. Before securing the middle shelf in place, install the drawer slides on the lower sides, locating them 3/4″ back from the front face of the front legs.

Secure the middle shelf to the top of the lower sides and back using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Lower Shelf 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Lower Shelf 2

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Middle Shelf

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the upper sides and back. Drill one pocket hole in each end of each piece. Before securing the pieces to the top of the legs, lay the upper shelf on top of the middle shelf. (It may be too difficult to install the upper shelf once the upper sides and back have been secured to the legs.) Secure the upper sides and back to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Slide the upper shelf in place under the upper sides and back securing in place using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Upper Sides & Back

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Upper Shelf

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Top

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the drawer box sides, front, and back. Cut the groove in the bottom edge of each piece at 1/4″ wide by 1/4″ deep using a table saw or a router and a straight bit. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the drawer box front and back pieces on the opposite side as the groove. Make sure that the pocket holes will not interfere with the groove. Secure the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Drawer 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Drawer 2

Step Six

Cut the piece for the drawer bottom. Slide the bottom into the grooves in the sides and back. The piece should fit snugly but not too tight.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Drawer 3

Step Seven

Insert the front edge of the drawer box bottom into the groove on the drawer box front. Secure the drawer box front to the drawer box sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Install the other half of the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Drawer 4

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the drawer front. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Drawer Front

Step Nine

Cut the piece for the slide-out shelf. Insert into the opening under the top.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Blackwell Side Table-Slide Out

Finish as desired. Apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of the slide-out shelf to allow the shelf to slide smoothly in the opening.

If the table is going to be stained, I would recommend cutting the drawer front, upper sides and back, and legs out of plywood so that the wood species is consistent. Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Blackwell Side Table? Leave a comment below!




Build a Geneva Corner Table

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table – the Perfect Project for Beginners!

Here a plans for a table that is super simple to build… I can see it with a stenciled top and shelf! The DIY plans to build a Geneva corner table are easy to construct and feature a false drawer front making this the perfect project for those who want to try woodworking!

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/2″ x 29″ – Lower Shelf
  • 3 – 2×2 at 27-1/4″ – Legs
  • 1 – 1×6 at 29″ – Front Stretcher
  • 2 – 1×6 at 21-3/8″ – Side Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-3/4″ x 33-1/2″ – Top
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 14″ – False Drawer Front

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the piece for the shelf. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes as shown.

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Shelf

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the legs. Secure the shelf to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Legs

Step Three

Cut the piece for the front stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the front legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The front stretcher will be located 1/4″ back from the front face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Front Stretcher

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and cut a 45° bevel at each end. Position on the legs so the stretchers are located 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Side Stretchers

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overhang the front by 3/4″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Top 1 DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_Top 2

Step Six

Cut the piece for the false drawer front. Position on the front stretcher as shown securing in place with glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Geneva Corner Table_False Drawer Front

Finish as desired.

A pair of the Geneva corner tables would be great in a living room or even in a small bedroom! If there are any questions about the DIY plans to build a Geneva corner table, leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!