Assembly of These
Free End Table Plans
Using Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
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Assembly of these free end table plans is easy using the Kreg pocket hole jig, and a spacing jig you create yourself.
All of the pocket hole screws used in assembling the table base are the 1 1/4" regular Kreg screws.
The woodworking plan PDF is complete,
and is free for you to download.
The link is at the bottom of the page.
The aprons on these Shaker end table plans are not attached flush to the inside of the legs. They are offset by 3/8". The objective is to keep that offset as consistent as possible on all four sides, and do that as efficiently as possible.
That offset is accomplished with a spacing jig, and this one is as simple as can be! All you need is 1 board that is 3/8" thick. It should be close to the same height as the apron. And it needs to be the same length or shorter than the shortest apron.
Once you have your spacing jig cut out, you simply place it on a flat surface. Place the apron on top of the spacing jig and align the apron with the leg. Clamp the pieces together, and drive your Kreg pocket hole screws.
Without any time spent measuring and marking, each joint between the apron and the leg will be consistent! And you won't look like a woodworking beginner!
You can now attach the sides of these free end table plans. Again, use the spacing jig at each end to get the correct offset.
The face frame for these Kreg table plans can now be attached using the same process used to attach the aprons. The offset is the same 3/8".
Mark the underside of your table top for the location of the corners. Lay your table top on a flat surface and clamp it in place. Align the table with the table top, and drive your Kreg pocket hole screws from the aprons into the table top.
The basic assembly of these Kreg table plans is complete. Now it is time to learn how to build a drawer using the Kreg Micro jig.