Needed a small table for our new house so I decided to build one, I followed the design fairly close. The only creative difference and I'm going to pretend I meant to do it was that I rotated the squares 90 degrees.
A few tips / things to look out for:
- The angled legs are tricky to line up/attach but you can use alot of woodfiller there to fill in the gaps and you can barely notice it once it is all together.
- When attaching the slats to create the squares for the top, add 5 pocket hole screws to each side, when you go to attach them you will thank me, 3 on each side of them doesn't hold as tight as you need it too.
- on the underside of the top I also added some scrap squares of 1x4 under the small triangles to stop them flexing, attached to the 2x6 with pockethole screws.
- Palm Sander - should be listed as required tool, to level out the top after assembly I went through a pack of 120 grit discs.
- There is not much room for error if you only have 2 8 foot 2x6's so cut them a couple blade widths bigger than you measure and sand them down to exact size.
as I used SPF for the table top I think I am going to get a piece of tempered glass cut for the top to protect the soft wood and give me an easy surface to clean.