Published at Tuesday, November 27th 2018. by Jeanine Anthony in Kitchen Table.
One of the nice things about pine or Douglas fir is that you can purchase them from any big box hardware store like Lowe's or Home Depot, and the total cost for this, including all of the hardware that I used, was under $ 300. Let's take a look at how we got this project started, I'm going to break the explanation of this table down into two parts: first, we'll look at the base and how that's constructed and afterward we'll look at the top of the table so for the base. Really we just have three types of lumber here we have four by sixes that make up the majority of the base of the table. We also have a four by four running the length of it and then up top, we've got two by fours.
Those are holding the top together to hold the whole piece nice and strong, then, as we move up toward the top. Basically, all we've got here are four two by twelve pieces of lumber, one next to another and I'll show how to fit those nice and tight. Then we've got two by fours, acting as the end caps for the table and then finally, some two by twos going underneath running the length to create the skirt for the table. Now I've placed the plans and a cut list for this table in its entirety.
The first thing I'm going to do is use. My miter saw to make all of the cuts on the cut list, starting with the four by six pieces and then I'll move on to the four by four and the two by fours. Once I had all the pieces cut, I went ahead and laid them out on the floor in just the same shape that they would be once the legs were assembled. I then took a speed square and marked my two-inch corners that I was going to cut off the ends of the top and the bottom piece of each foot. With my cuts marked, I took those back to the miter, saw and cut them off, so those cuts take care of all of the main pieces for the feet, and next up is just the little triangles that we're going to put on either side of both feet.
To do those I just took them to the miter saw as well made my marks and chopped them out now. This next step is optional, but in the Pottery Barn version of the table, there is actually a cutout of about a half-inch running the majority of the length of each foot. To make this, I just took my speed square and Mark the half-inch line, got my measurements from either end and then use my handsaw to cut this out now a lot of people don't have a handsaw and that's totally fine. You can actually try doing this with an extended length, blade, and a jigsaw.
It's a little bit trickier to get a nice square cut with that, but it can definitely do the job and keep in mind. This piece is also completely optional. If you want to just leave that piece in that's okay, too, and once that was done, I was ready to apply the texture, so you can see on the base of the table here. I've got this kind of cool rugged texture going on on the whole base of the table.
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