DIY Cooper End Table Plans

A Great Style and Easy Build

I would consider this table to be a bit on the country side… Two drawers with a slatted shelf and roomy top, what’s not to love? The DIY Cooper end table plans are a super easy build and I’m sure with all of the great skills you’ve learned, it can be assembled in a day!

Cooper end table plans-copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 2 – Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
  • Paste wax

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 30-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×2 at 12-1/2″ – Lower Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ – Side Panels
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/2″ x 26″ – Back Panel
  • 4 – 1×2 at 26″ – Lower Front & Back Stretchers, Center Stretcher, Upper Stretchers
  • 5 – 1×3 at 29″ – Slats
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 26″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6″ – Front Divider
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-3/4″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Divider
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17″ x 35″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 10-7/8″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Bottom
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-7/8″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Sides
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-7/8″ x 12-3/8″ – Drawer Front & Back

Cooper end table plans

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Step One

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

Secure the stretcher to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

Cooper end table plans-Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the lower front and back stretchers as well as the back panel. Drill pocket holes in each of the shorter ends of the panel as well as each end of the stretchers. Secure the panel to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

Secure the stretcher to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

Cooper end table plans-Back & Lower Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the slats. Two of the pieces will be notched so they will fit around the legs. The slats will be spaced approximately 3/4″ apart. Secure the slats to the lower stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Cooper end table plans-Slats 1

Cooper end table plans-Slats 2Step Four

Cut the piece for the center stretcher and drill pocket holes in each side. Secure the stretcher to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

Cut the piece for the bottom and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the bottom to the back, sides, and center stretcher using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Cooper end table plans-Center Stretcher

Cooper end table plans-BottomStep Five

Cut the piece for the front divider and drill pocket holes in one end only. Secure to the center stretcher as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the upper stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure the upper stretcher to the divider using 1-1/4″ brad nails through the stretcher into the top of the divider.

Cooper end table plans-Front Divider

Cooper end table plans-Upper Front StretcherStep Six

Cut the piece for the drawer divider. Drill pocket holes in the side and bottom edges. Secure to the front divider, bottom, and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Cooper end table plans-Drawer Divider

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the top. The front will overhang by 1-1/2″ and the sides will overhang by 3″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Cooper end table plans-Top

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. 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.

Cooper end table plans-DrawerBS

Cooper end table plans-DrawerFBCooper end table plans-DrawersFinish as desired and apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of the drawers to help them slide smoothly in the openings!

The DIY Cooper end table plans are suitable for all skill levels, and would be great in the bathroom to store towels and small toiletries. It would also look just as great in the dining room to store linens, or in the living room as a console!

Try this fabulous plan as your next project: Build an X Leg Chair.

Need help with the DIY Cooper end table plans? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

Originally posted 2014-04-30 08:00:33.

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