Free Sofa Table Plans
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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
for these sofa table plans
is available at a link
at the bottom of this page.
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*;
- 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.
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'.
POCKET HOLE JOINERY USED:
The table top construction is done with pocket hole edge joinery. All other joints are right angle joinery.
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 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
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.
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.