Free End Table Plans
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DIFFICULTY RATING: Beginner
These free end table plans are very basic, but create a very useful and
handy table. This Shaker table plan has been used for over 150 years,
but still works wonderfully in many settings.
These small table plans were designed for the woodworking beginner, and will show you how to build a table with the Kreg pocket hole jig.
Because of their versatility, this Shaker table is an item that sells well.
The furniture plans PDF
for these small table plans
The link is at the
bottom of the page.
Follow the Step by Step Instructions to Build this End Table.
WOODWORKING TOOLS NEEDED:
These free end table plans require the following woodworking hand tools:
- Kreg pocket hole jig;
- Kreg micro jig;
- speed square;
- tape measure;
- pencil; and
- woodworking clamps.
If you have a block plane, this would make smoothing the top of this
table easier. Sanding the top is slower, but will get the job done.
The only woodworking power tools required for these free end table plans are a drill and a jig saw.
If you have a circular saw, table saw or router they can speed up the process, but they are not absolutely essential.
If you have a small electric sander, that also would make finishing these small table plans easier.
NOTE: The Kreg micro jig screws are not usually available at the big box stores or your local hardware store, so you will probably need to order them online.
POCKET HOLE JOINERY USED:
Edge joining was used for the construction of the table top. Pocket hole screws were used to combine 3 pieces of wood together as one piece.
Right angle joining was used to attach the aprons to the legs and the table box to the table top.
WOODWORKING PROJECT COSTS:
The approximate cost to build this Shaker end table with drawer out of pine is $60-70. If you were to build a pair, the cost would be approximately $55 each, because you would have enough pocket hole screws, and plywood from the first to build the second one.
Cutting the Wood and
Drilling the Pocket Holes.
Cut 4 leg pieces as shown in the photo above, and 3 top pieces, as shown in this photo. Because the top is the most noticeable you will want to find the best sections of board to cut the top pieces from.
This photo shows all of the pieces needed for the aprons. The furniture plans PDF gives you the exact dimensions of each piece, and also shows you where to drill the pocket holes. (The link to the PDF is at the bottom of the page.)
You will be gluing the pieces for the front apron, rather than using pocket hole screws to join them. It will be necessary to clamp them together while the glue dries.
All of the wood used in the base and top of these free end table plans is 3/4" thick, so you will only need to set your pocket hole drill guide once to drill all of the pocket holes.
If you need a refresher on how to set your pocket hole jig, including both the drill guide and the pocket drill bit, review our “Step-by-Step Instructions to Set Up Your Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.”
However, the drawer guide and the drawer are made from 1/2" plywood, so these pieces will need to be drilled with the Kreg micro jig.
The Kreg face clamps work wonderfully to align and keep aligned the pieces used in the table top, so that you can confidently drive the pocket hole screws.
To learn more about Kreg clamps, visit “All About Kreg Face Clamps”.
Once you have all three of the table top pieces Kreg jigged together, you may want to plane it with a hand plane.
This is also a good time to thoroughly sand each piece. Sanding is much more difficult after you assemble these free end table plans.
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