Simple Table

This project matches the other items created with a simple, minimalist (read: Ikea) look.  It began with the Simple Desk, Drawers and now the Table.  This is a very small table, to be used next to the bed for the alarm clock.  A couple extra shelves were added which can hold remotes, a book or any other smaller objects.

Supplies needed for the project are:

  • Pine (1″x6″x6′) – Make sure it’s clear of any knots or defects
  • Quarter sheet of 1/2″ MDF
  • Wood glue and brads
  • Polyurethane

This is a quick project to build, the most time spent on the finishing portion.  Begin by cutting all the pine pieces to size, 1″ wide by 3/4″ thick.  A light sanding is required to knock off any of the fuzz left by the saw blade.

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Assembly is next, starting with the top and working down.  Brads are used as a quick way to assemble, glue alone could be used with clamps, but it would have taken longer.

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With the basic assembly competed, the MDF can be cut to size for the top and two lower shelves.  The top is basically a square, the two lower shelves the same, but with notches cut out to fit around the legs.  All three pieces were trimmed with pine.

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After a few hours of drying time, the holes were filled with wood putty, a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and a few coats of poly to finish it up.

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