Page 1 of these Kreg jig projects plans for a sofa table showed you how to cut and drill all of the pieces.
Page 2 will show you how to build a sofa table using "found" legs.
The free download of the woodworking PDF for these Kreg jig projects plans is available at a link at the bottom of this page.
ASSEMBLY OF THE TABLE BASE:
The first step in the assembly is to create a simple spacing jig from a piece of scrap wood that is 3/8" thick. This piece could be up to 7" wide, but would only need to be 15" (plus or minus) long.
When you add the aprons to your legs, you will put the spacing jig under the apron. This will raise the apron 3/8", creating a consistent offset on each of your leg/apron joints.
Lay one of your legs on a flat surface. Place one of your short aprons on the spacing jig, and align the apron with the top of the leg. When all is aligned, clamp in place and drive your pocket hole screws.
With the use of the spacing jig, you can see how nicely the offset works. Everything is consistent and straight! And with no measuring!
Repeat with the second leg, so that you have one side of your table base that looks like this photo.
Then do exactly the same with the other two legs and the other short apron.
You will end up with 2 side pieces that look like this.
Next you will attach the long aprons to the legs. Place the long apron on top of your spacing jig; align the apron with the top of one of the legs from your completed side; clamp in place; and drive your pocket hole screws.
Repeat with the other end of the long apron for these sofa table plans.
Set your 3 sided piece on a flat surface with the long apron high. Lay the spacing jig along the side one of the legs. Lay the second long apron on top of the spacing jig. Align the apron with that leg and drive the pocket hole screws.
Repeat for the other side.
With this step your table base is now complete.
ATTACH THE TABLE TOP TO THE TABLE BASE
Your last step is attach the base to the table top. Place your table top on a flat surface. Align the base along the marks you had made for the corners earlier. Clamp all in place, and drive the pocket hole screws.
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