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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

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

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!

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Originally posted 2014-08-21 08:00:45.

  • Guilie Castillo

    This is great! I’ve abandoned my DIY projects lately, but I want to get back to them. Maybe this one will be the inspiration 🙂 Thanks!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, Guilie! I really appreciate it!

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