DIY Furniture Plans – A New Easy to Build Table Plan
This table is the perfect plan for those new to building furniture. The DIY furniture plans to build a Round Cross Base Table feature a planked, round top mounted to a crossed base with angled legs. This plan uses straight off-the-shelf boards and can be completed in a weekend! Don’t let the angles fool you – they are super-easy!
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- Miter saw or circular saw
- Pocket hole jig
- 1 – 2×2 at 6′
- 3 – 2×4 at 8′
- 1 – 2×6 at 6′
- 1 – 2×6 at 8′
- 4 – 2×4 at 29-11/16″ – Legs
- 1 – 2×4 at 14″ – Upper Base Apron
- 1 – 2×4 at 18-3/8″ – Lower Base Apron
- 2 – 2×4 at 6-1/4″ – Upper Base Aprons
- 2 – 2×4 at 8-7/16″ – Lower Base Aprons
- 5 – 2×6 at 31″ – Top
- 2 – 2×2 at 31″ – Top
Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut a 10° angle in the top and bottom of each leg. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in the top end of each leg.
Cut the pieces for the upper and lower aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end of the longer aprons. Secure the longer aprons to two of the legs (see the drawing) using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Drill two pocket holes in the angled ends of the shorter aprons and one pocket hole in the straight end. Secure the aprons to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Secure the shorter leg assemblies to the longer assembly using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the top. Drill pocket holes in the pieces as shown in the drawing. Assemble the pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Draw a 30″ circle on the top assembly using the “old school” method with a push pin, string and a pencil, then cut the top with a jigsaw.
The top can also be cut using a jig on a bandsaw.
Secure the base to the underside of the top using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the top end of the legs.
Finish as desired.
This table is perfect as a taller side table, or even used in an entryway. If constructed using treated wood, it would be a great addition to an outdoor “room”! Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Round Cross Base Table? Leave a comment below!