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How to make a table like the Apple Store Tables! Free plans from Ana White!
2 – 1x4 @ 12 feet long
1 – 1x12 @ 10 feet long
1 – 4x4 @ 6 feet long
1 1/4" PH screws
2 – 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length (optional supports)
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!
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)
2 – 2x4 @ 39 ¼”
2 – 2x4 @ 30 ¾”
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!
Then attach legs to table top.
Followed by the remaining breadboard sides.
Jeff recommends also drilling PHs facing upward to connect aprons to tabletop with hidden joints.
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.