An Easy to Build Ladder-Style End Table
This table, inspired by Grandin Road, is a super-easy build. The plans to build a Teagan tiered table use off-the-shelf boards (except for the top) to construct a ladder-style table perfect for the indoors or a covered area outside when properly finished.
This is another beginner-friendly plan that is suitable for all skill levels!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ screws
- 3″ screws or SPAX® Powerlags (<– affiliate link!)
- Edge banding, optional
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies
- 1 – 1×3 at 8′
- 1 – 1×10 at 8′
- 1 – 2×2 at 4′
- 2 – 2×3 at 6′
- 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 4 – 2×3 at 31-7/16″ – Legs
- 4 – 2×2 at 9-1/4″ – Shelf Supports
- 2 – 1×3 at 12-1/4″ – Leg Assembly Top
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 48″ – Top
- 2 – 1×10 at 48″ – Shelves
- 2 – 1×3 at 28-3/16″ – V Bracing
Notes About the Project:
- Sand all pieces before assembly
- If using the SPAX® Powerlags to secure the shelf supports, consider spray painting the heads in a decorative color!
- Edge banding can be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood top, if desired.
Cut the pieces for the legs, the shelf supports and the leg assembly top. Cut the angles in the legs by making a mark with a pencil 7/16″ down from the top or up from the bottom and draw a diagonal line from the opposite edge to the mark, then cut. The legs will be a mirror image of each other – a right and a left.
Draw the lines on the legs as shown – the lines are a guide for aligning and securing the 2×2 shelf supports.
Pre-drill the holes on the outside of the legs for the screws or Powerlags, then secure the 2×2 shelf supports with glue and 3″ screws.
Cut the pieces for the leg assembly top. Secure to the top of the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ screws.
Place the leg assemblies upside down on the top and secure with 1-1/4″ screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves and secure to the shelf supports using 1-1/4″ screws through the top face of each shelf.
Cut the pieces for the V bracing and cut the angles as shown. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in the single angle end as shown. Center the bracing on the lower shelf and secure in place using 1-1/4″ screws. Secure the top of the bracing to the underside of the top using 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Finish the table as desired!
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