This may be the simplest table project you’ve ever seen. For those wanting more challenging designs, they will be found here in the future.  Even though this is easy to build, the final product look professional!  

As with many of our projects you choose the dimensions to fit your needs!  The instructions remain the same! You have the flexibility of making the table any size you need. Just remember the ratio of  the table's width to length will contribute to the visual appeal of the finished product.

This table can be used in a hallway or as a sofa table, and can have a variety of leg styles. We have built this same table 24" deep for computer use and it works great! 

The material for the top is the manufactured wood pieces (glued strips)  that come ¾" thick by various widths and lengths. Pictured table is 48" long by 18" wide.

We choose 4 wood turned legs 30 inches long. There are many different styles available.  

Use four 1"x4"s to make the panels that fastens the top and the legs together. Cut two pieces 39" long , and two 10 ½" long - or the dimensions of your table if customized!  

Reference the photo of the leg attachment and cut 4 beveled pieces to fit between the front  panel and the side panel with the leg positioned as shown. You will  position the 4" side and front panel pieces in the middle of the leg, no matter whether the leg is round or square.

Assemble this unit on a hard flat surface until you have all 4 sides connected and 4 legs sticking up in the air!  Fasten the beveled pieces to the front and side 4" panels and to the leg with screws or nails. 

Place the top upside down on the floor.  Position the 4 leg unit you just assembled on the top, and center it. Fasten the 4" panels to the top (on the inside) with small 1"x1"x 6" wood pieces screwed with 1 ½" wood screws to both the top and panel.

Turn table over and put one finishing wood screw down through the top into the top of each leg. (see Terms and Definitions for explanation of finishing wood screw).

Fill all holes and stain or paint.

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