First Tryde Side Table

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About This Project

Love the simple look of this collection! This was my first table to do. I will be doing more...such a great and sturdy table. The wood is absolutely beautiful stained too!

pine, spruce
Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Nuwood walnut poly stain. Top has 2 coats of glossy poly finish as well, but the legs just had the 2 coats of stain.
Estimated Cost: 
$50 (island living cost more)


This is beautiful! I'm completely new to this site and looking to get into woodworking. Is there a place that I can find a plan to make this table?

Hey, Welcome to the site and woodworking!! I'm warning you, it is very addicting :) The plans I used for this were Ana's found here: I would highly recommend using a Kreg Jig (the small size, don't have to have the big expensive one)on this project. I didn't have one, but it would have been much easier if I had. It's a simple little tool, but makes things much easier. Good luck and HAVE FUN!! Just keep trying and don't get too frustrated if you get stuck.

<>< Tamara :0)
Philippians 4:6

Hi your table looks awesome! I want to make one soon and I was just wondering how you made it with out having the screw holes show on the top. Where did you put the screws so it looks nicer? Thanks.

Hey Kaitlin! Sorry it has taken me a little while to reply. I actually did have to screw some from the top because at the time I didn't have the Kreg Jig. I used some wood filler on this one, but on my apothecary cabinet that I did I also had screws from the top and I used some wooden dowels that I cut down to fill in the holes and those worked really well. I put a little glue on the bottom and fit it nice and snug into the screw hole and then sanded it down flush to the top. It stained really well like that with the rest of the wood.

One thing I will add is that YOU will notice these spots (I can see my spots in this photo if I look close enough), but most other folks looking at the pieces won't. And unless you go looking for them after you make it, they usually aren't that noticeable.

Hope this helps a little!!

<>< Tamara :0)
Philippians 4:6