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Build a Fabulous Game Table with Wine Storage

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Plans to Build a Napa Style Fair & Square Game Table Knock Off

Why not make “Game Night” a little more exciting with these plans to build a game table? The table includes a drawer and cubbies for wine storage! What’s not to like?

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Two  sets of 14” drawer slides
  • Two drawer knobs or handles
  • 8 – Decorative metal brackets, optional (provided in cut list*)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 2×4 at 6’
  • 4 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 4’
  • 2 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×4 at 4’
  • One sheet of ¾” plywood
  • Half sheet of ½” plywood
  • Quarter sheet of ¼” plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×4 at 29-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 27” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 27” – Side Panels
  • 6 – 2×2 at 23” – Stretchers
  • 3 – 1×2 at 27” – Top Supports
  • 2 – 1×2 at 23” – Top Supports
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 23” x 27” – Shelves
  • 4 – 1×3 at 12-1/2” – Drawer Boxes
  • 4 – 1×3 at 22” – Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – ¼” plywood at 14” x 22” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 2 – 1×4 at 22-3/4” – Drawer Fronts
  • 4 – ½” plywood at 9” x 30” – Dividers
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 23” x 30” – Divider
  • 8 – ¾” plywood triangles at 3” x 3” – Brackets*
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 42” x 42” – Top

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Notes:

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

 

1. Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the angle in the bottom of each leg using a jigsaw.

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2. Cut the pieces for the side frames and panels. Drill pocket holes in each piece as shown (using the proper depth setting on the jig, of course!) and attach the side frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Attach the side assembly to the legs using glue and pocket hole screws. Use 2″ pocket hole screws through the frame pieces and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the panel into the legs. The angle on the legs will face to the inside, and the panel will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

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3. Cut the piece for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The pocket holes should face down so they won’t have to be filled.


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4. Cut the pieces for the top supports. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws with the pocket holes facing up (so they will be hidden under the table top). The outside edge of the longer stretchers will be flush with the outside edge of the legs.

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5. Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes around all sides. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelves will be flush with the top face of the corresponding stretchers.

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6. Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Cut the piece for the bottom and attach using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Attach the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments. 

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7. Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. For another easy tutorial, click here.

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8. Cut the pieces for the dividers. Cut the notches as shown using a jigsaw and assemble. Insert into the cabinet opening and secure using 1-1/4″ brad nails through the sides and bottom.

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9. Cut the pieces for the brackets. They can be attached with glue and by toenailing screws or brad nails through them into the legs. If desired, decorative brackets can be purchased and installed at the same locations.

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10.  Cut the piece for the top. The top will overlap on all sides by 6″. Attach using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws through the bottom of the top supports into the top. (Does that make sense??)

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Finish as desired. Aren’t these plans to build a game table great? I love it, myself and have added it to the “to build” list! If you need any help with the plans or would like to make a plan request, contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

 

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  • vinma

    This is so convenient! Gaming and wining at the same time :) Great idea Cher :)

    • CherTexter

      LOL! It would make game night much more interesting, wouldn’t it?