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May 7, 2012 |
posted by Ana White
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How to make a table like the Apple Store Tables! Free plans from Ana White!

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About Project

Author Notes: 

Ok, fess up. 

Who here has looked under the tables at the Apple store, and thought, I could make that?

Well, turns out if you have, you are not alone!

Jeff and Kristin from A Touch of Arkansas emailed that they would like to build an coffee table like the ones at the Apple store.  

I love how their version has the same clean substantial lines of the Apple Store Coffee Tables, but Jeff and Kristin's is rustic and full of character.

You'll have to stop over and get more details from Jeff and Kristen on the finish they used and more construction tips and photos.  The table is gorgeous!  Thanks Jeff and Kristin! 

Now for the plans!  

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
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Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above. Table could be easily modified to dining size.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

2 – 1x4 @ 12 feet long
1 – 1x12 @ 10 feet long
1 – 4x4 @ 6 feet long
1 1/4" PH screws
Wood glue
2 – 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length (optional supports)

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
hammer
safety glasses
drill
circular saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

8 – 1x4 @ 33 3/4"
3 – 1x12 @ 33 3/4" long
4 – 4x4 @ 16” long (can be longer up to 18” for coffee table height)

OPTIONAL SUPPORTS
2 – 2x4 @ 39 ¼”
2 – 2x4 @ 30 ¾”

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

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For a smooth top, I recommend using a Kreg Jig to attach the boards together. Another option would be to use hardwood plywood for the center panel. Make sure you drill all of your PHs now - much easier to do now than later!

Step 2

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Then attach legs to table top.

Step 3

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Followed by the remaining breadboard sides.

Step 4

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Jeff recommends also drilling PHs facing upward to connect aprons to tabletop with hidden joints.

Step 5

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And I added this step in case you wanted to use your table for extra heavy loads or make larger. The supports will give your table lots of extra structure if you find you need it.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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Yes I have looked under their tables!

Haha I love this, I totally scouted their tables to see if I could rebuild them :D Thanks for the plans!

posted by emmarosemc | on Mon, 2012-05-07 14:28
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itable

Never knew these tables had a name. Now we know. I love the support legs how they come clear to the top of the table. I'll have to make one of these. Thanks for the plans.

posted by lipstickandsawdust | on Mon, 2012-05-07 15:22

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posted by Darin@Molnar.com (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-05-07 20:32
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I need a round coffee table ...

and I love the legs tops. I wonder if I can modify this table to make it round.

~Dona

posted by SingleMomThriving | on Sat, 2012-05-12 14:15

Kreg Jigs

Hi!

I love this plan and cant wait to give it a go, i have never heard of a kreg jig before and so clicked through to:

http://www.kregtool.com/Pocket-Hole-Jigs-Prodlist.html?source=239

Just wondering which model ill need for this project?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Liam

posted by Liam (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-10-04 21:49

Building it now

Really inpired by the simplicity of this table.. Looks simple but designed to be stout. Dig it

posted by George (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-10-12 01:43

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