Josefa Mullins Table November 10th, 2018 - 03:43:37
The first tool that I use is a compound miter saw very important when building a table, to have a good style that makes nice square joints because we'll just be using simple butt joints to create this table base. So I took those aprons that I just cut and I'm drilling 3/4 inch pocket holes on each end and I'm using an automatic pocket hole machine. There are manual pocket hole machines that work just as good I'm using store-bought table legs, I'm just going to clamp those nice and square to my tabletop service. Put a piece of quarter-inch plywood down to insert my apron 1/4 inch on the leg.
The reason that I insert the aprons is it's very difficult to get two boards to line up perfect it'll it'll always be a little off, so it's better to be off on purpose in an exact amount. That's consistent, then, to be off by accident. I also think it looks a little bit better. Those are 1 and 1/4 inch pocket hole, screws that I placed inside the pocket holes that I just drilled and then I just drill right into the leg and just go to the other side. I'm going to apply glue to the end of that long apron and set my table leg in place and then clamp that to the table.
My quarter-inch plywood is underneath that apron. So you can see it's elevating a little bit and I just attached it with one and a quarter. Inch pocket hole, screws, okay, so normally for my end aprons, I would just use 1 by sixes eyes. I did for the side aprons, but I want to add a drawer, so I took the width of the side apron and I measured that width down the leg and then I placed a just a furring strip.
There that'll be the bottom of the drawer opening and later on I'll, also add in a top one as well. Okay, so now I'm going to start making the table make the shape just by attaching those furring strips which make up the bottom of the drawer opening fashion. Those two legs: it's really nice using pocket holes because, as you can see, all the pocket holes are hidden under the table on the outside, you can't see anything and it really makes a nice square table. I decided with the drawers that I needed of something to add some stability to Center the table and also something to end my drawer slides on. So I cut a couple more 1 by 6 boards.
I'm also drilling pocket holes facing upwards on these boards forgot to do this on my apron and the reason for those pocket holes is, you can attach them later on too. You can use them, later on, to attach the tabletop where these support boards are placed is dependent on the length of my drawer slide. So I've got all that measured out and I'm placing those where the drawer slides will end with them and I'm just using what's called a right angle.