Free Sofa Table Plans
for the
Woodworking Beginner
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These sofa table plans were designed around legs from Grandpa's wood shop.
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DIFFICULTY RATING: BEGINNER

These free sofa table plans began with table legs Ben found in Grandpa's wood shop. The legs had so much character, as well as sentimental value, there was no question that Ben was going to make something for the family incorporating these legs. In time, the sofa table was the choice.

If there is a "wrecked" table in your garage, or at a yard sale, that has good legs, it may just be the spark for your next woodworking beginner project.



The free download of the
woodworking PDF
for these sofa table plans
is available at a link
at the bottom of this page.





Page 1 takes you through collecting all the materials you need for these free wood project plans, and then on cutting and drilling all the pieces of wood.




Page 2 shows you how to build a
sofa table using your Kreg pocket hole jig.

Page 3 takes you through the
steps for finishing these free wood project plans.





The Kreg pocket hole jig is one of the woodworking tools needed for these sofa table plans.

WOODWORKING TOOLS NEEDED:

Because these free sofa table plans were designed for the woodworking beginner, there are only a minimal amount of tools needed.

The woodworking hand tools used are:

  • woodworking clamps*;
  • pencil;
  • tape measure;
  • square; and
  • Kreg pocket hole jig.

A hand plane would help smooth the table top faster than just sanding. If you don't have a plane, the sanding will just take longer.





*If you only have enough resources to buy one clamp, make it the Kreg Premium Face Clamp. It will make construction of many of your Kreg projects much easier!



The woodworking power tools used to make these pocket hole jig plans for a sofa table are:

circular saw or jig saw, and a drill.

A power sander would be helpful, but not essential.



This center board will be joined to two side boards to form the table top.

MATERIALS NEEDED:


For the woodworking beginner we recommend that you use pine. It is much easier to work with than the hardwoods.

To make these free wood project plans out of pine, you will need the following wood:

  • (3) 1x6 by 4';
  • (2) 1x4 by 4';
  • (1) 1x3 by 3'; and
  • for legs - (4) 2x2 by 3'.




You will need 58 Kreg 1 1/4


If making this table from pine, you will also need
(58) Kreg 1-1/4-Inch 8-Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Screws.

These plans could also be made from oak, cherry or other hardwood. If you do use a hardwood, you will need to use the
Kreg 1-1/4-Inch Fine Washer-Head Pocket Screws.



A center board is edge joined to these two side pieces by pocket hole screws.

POCKET HOLE JOINERY USED:

The table top construction is done with pocket hole edge joinery. All other joints are right angle joinery.





Bread board ends were added to the table top.

WOODWORKING PROJECT COSTS:


The total project cost for these sofa table plans, when made out of pine, and using 2x2s for legs, is approximately $45-50. This does not include the cost of finishing the table.

If you have "found" legs, the cost be about $8 less. If you are buying turned legs, you will need to factor in the cost of those legs.



CONSTRUCTION OF THE TABLE TOP



The top for these sofa table plans consists of 5 pieces edge joined.


The table top is made up of 5 pieces. Those 5 pieces are shown in  3 of the photos above this one.

The center piece is 45 3/4" long by 5 1/2" wide. There are no pocket holes on the the long edges of this board, but there are 2 pocket holes on each end.

The two side pieces are 45 3/4" long by 3 1/2" wide.  Each has pocket holes along one long side where the side piece will be attached to the center board. Each side piece also has 2 pocket holes on each end.

The other 2 pieces are end pieces. The 2 end pieces are 12 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide.  There are no pocket holes in the end pieces.

Pocket hole screws are used to attach the ends after the long pieces are joined together.



CONSTRUCTION OF THE TABLE BASE



two long aprons have pocket holes on the sides and top.

CUTTING AND DRILLING THE TABLE BASE PIECES:

The long aprons are 40" long and 4" wide. Each of these have 2 pocket holes drilled on the ends where the apron will be attached to the table legs.

Each of the long aprons also have pocket holes drilled on the top edge, where the apron will be attached to the table top. If you drilled the pocket holes in the center of the table top side boards, you do not want to drill them in the center of the aprons. You want to offset these pocket holes on both sides of center, so that you are not trying to drive pocket hole screws from the apron into the pocket hole screws already used to join the table top.





Two short aprons are needed for these sofa table plans.

The short aprons are only 7" long and 4" wide. Each of these have 2 pocket holes on the ends where the apron will be attached to the table legs.

Each of the short aprons also have 2 pocket holes along the top edge where the apron will be attached to the table top.

Because these pieces are small, you want to drill the end pocket holes first. Then position the top edge pocket holes so they don't conflict with the end ones.





The table legs were sanded to bring out the different levels of paint.

Page 2 shows you
how to assemble the

sofa table using
your Kreg pocket hole jig.



Page 3 takes you
through the

steps for finishing
these sofa table plans.






These sofa table plans were drawn in Sketchup.

WOODWORKING PDF FOR
 THESE FREE SOFA TABLE PLANS

Click here or on the Sketchup diagram
 for the free download

of the woodworking PDF for these
Kreg table plans!

When you print this free download, you should have all the information you need to take to the shop or garage to build these free wood project plans.







Leave sofa table plans to see how to build a step stool.

Construction of different kinds of cabinets
can be seen on our free cabinet plans page.

Go from free table plans
to a preview of all of our pocket hole jig plans.



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