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Build Henry’s Table


An Awesomely Easy Table To Build Using Henry’s Side Table Plans

I was asked to draw plans for a table by Henry, who had a specific idea of what he wanted – a small, square table with a shelf underneath. Thus, Henry’s side table plans were born! This table will fit into so many decor styles and can be finished in a variety of ways that make this table ultra-stylish!

henrys side table plans_Copy

Materials:

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

Cut List:

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

Lumber:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 19-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 1×4 at 9″ – Aprons
  • 1 -3/4″ plywood at 12″ x 12″ – Shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 13″ – Top

henrys side table plans

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Notes:

The table can be assembled by using pocket hole screws or countersunk screws. choose which method works best for you!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the aprons. If using pocket holes for assembly, set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the aprons to the legs (the front faces of the aprons will be flush with the front faces of the legs) using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

If using the countersunk screw method, mark the position for the countersunk screws on the outside face of the legs and pre-drill the holes. Secure the aprons using glue and 2-1/2″ screws.

henrys side table plans_Sides

Step Two

Secure the remaining aprons to the leg assemblies using glue and either the pocket hole method or the countersunk screw method.

henrys side table plans_Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the shelf and cut the notches using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood, if desired. If using the pocket hole method, drill pocket holes in the shelf as shown, then secure to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

If using the countersunk screw method, mark the position for the screws and pre-drill the countersink holes. Secure the shelf as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ screws.

henrys side table plans_Shelf 1

henrys side table plans_Shelf 2Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood, if desired. The top will overhang the frame by 1/2″ on all sides. Spread glue on the tops of the aprons and legs, then position the top securing it in place with 1-1/4″ brad nails.

henrys side table plans_Top

Finish as desired!

Henry’s side table plans are easily customizable if you want a large square shape or even a rectangular shape. Have questions about the plan or want to make your own request? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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