Plans and a tutorial to build your own geometric DIY end table.
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Here’s table #3 of the latest DIY end table kick – a geometric end table. The base looks a little complicated but, I promise, it’s SUPER SIMPLE! In case you missed it over on Instagram, we’ve been considering new end tables for our living room but couldn’t decide on a style, so I just went ahead and built a few! Here’s the third of four.
Enjoy the plans!
TOOLS & SUPPLIES
- Miter Saw
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- 1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 3/4″ Corner Braces (optional)
- Tape Measure
- Wood Glue
- White Wash Stain
- Early American Stain
- Water Based Polyurethane in Glossy
- Stain Pads
- Polyurethane Brush
- Speed Square
- Safety Glasses
- Ear Protection
- 2 | 2 x 2 @ 8′
- 1 | 1 x 4 @ 6′
- 4 | 2 x 2 @ 23″ (legs)
- 8 | 2 x 2 @ 6″ (top and bottom frame)
- 4 | 1 x 4 @ 14″ (tabletop)
Attach one 6″ 2×2 to the top and bottom of each leg with wood glue and two 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Repeat for all four legs.
Mark a line 2″ to the inside of each leg frame and attach the first two leg frames together with wood glue and one 2 1/2″ pocket hole screw.
I only used one pocket hole screw since there are already two screws going from the frame into the leg. I used wood glue as well to ensure it’s a strong joint.
Repeat the same thing on the bottom of the frame. When you flip the frame over, the bottom should be exactly the same as the top.
Attach the other two leg frames together the same way. When all four legs are put together, the frame should look like this from both the top and bottom:
And there you have the frame – told you it was easier than it looks!
Build the tabletop by attaching the four 1x4s together with wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. I stagger the pocket holes for a super strong tabletop.
For more information, see my post on how to build a tabletop.
Once you’ve built the tabletop, I recommend sanding and staining before attaching it to the base so you don’t have to work around as many corners.
I stained this table with my latest favorite stain combo – pre stain, white wash pickling, and early american.
Finally, attach the tabletop to the base. There are a lot of different ways to attach tabletops, but I go back and forth between small 3/4″ corner braces, figure 8 fasteners , or just screwing it directly in from the bottom. I kept it simple with this one and just drove 2″ screws through the frame into bottom of the tabletop.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
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