Y Leg Table
A modern style table, featuring a unique Y leg design and extra support in the center.
1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF, full 4×8 Sheet
5 – 1×3 @ 8 feet long
2 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long (preferably hardwood for added strength)
1 1/4″ screws
2 1/2″ screws
1 – 3/4″ Plywood @ 66″ x 36″ (Tabletop)
2 – 1×3 @ 36″ (End Supports)
4 – 1×3 @ 61″ (Length Supports)
4 – 1×3 @ 21 3/8″ (Leg Tops)
4 – 2×2 @ 33″ (Both ends at 30 degrees off square, parallel to each other)
4 – 2×2 @ 16 1/4″ (Both ends at 30 degrees off square, NOT parallel to each other)
Begin by attaching the end supports to the underside of the table with 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Then attach all of the length supports.
With the remaining support board, taper the ends as shown above and attach to the center support with glue and 3″screws predrilled and coutnersunk or with pocket hole screws.
From the 1x3s @ 21 3/8″ carefully mark and cut out this pattern. All angles are at 45 degrees.
Build the legs as shown above. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue.
Attach the leg bases to the legs as shown above. Note that two legs will be mirror images of the other two. Use 2 1/2″ Screws and glue.
Fit the legs into the table as shown above. Predrill holes and attach with 1 1/4″ screws. Omit glue to make the table easy to disassemble. Add cork pads to the bottoms of the table legs to help even out the table and protect floors.
Thank you Pudgy Bunny for suggesting this project, and to everyone else who has suggested projects. Can’t wait to see this table built! Here’s to a bright color! Have a great weekend. Ana