A Super Simple Table
A super simple table is bookmark about Furniture bookmarked by phillip with ID 1212613147 was uploaded on 03-04-2019 and has been viewed 241,258 times.
JOINTS ON THE CORNERS MAKE THIS TABLE SURPRISINGLY STRONG.This table is a marvel of engineering and efficiency.The legs are placed on the corners, providing remarkable lateral and torsional strength, and the two horizontal planes serve as both shelf and stretchers.
I have given this particular version an Arts & Crafts flair, employing quarter-sawn white oak and a geometric 'dog ear' on the legs.Legs are attached to the shelf and top with screws and plugged, however, dowel or pocket scr*w joinery would work too.
LESS THAN FOUR BOARD FEET MAKE THE TABLE! I had a spare piece of quartersawn white oak, only 10' x 48' gathering dust in my shop, and turned it into a gift.I reserved approximately two inches of width for each leg to create a leg blank, then trimmed off the excess and glued it to the top section to attain a wider plank for the top and shelf.
Any lumber will work for this design, and I can imagine a contemporary version in walnut, or a Shaker version in maple.Final dimensions for the piece are 24' tall x 12' square.CUT ALL THE JOINTS AT ONCE Install a 3/8' wide dado blade in the table saw to...