Built-in Entryway Table Building Plans
by Amy of HerToolbelt
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- 1″ x 16″ x 8′ glued edge pine panel
- 1 – 1″ x 4″ x 8′ board + additional for board and batten
- 1 – 1″ x 2″ x 8′ board
- 1 – 8′ base cap molding
- 1 – 8′ shoe molding
- bead molding as required
- 1 1/4″, 2″ or longer brad or finish nails
- 1 1/4″ min screws
- Spackle/wood filler
Note: for this built-in entryway table plan, leave 27 1/4″ in between 2 of the board and batten boards. Plans can also be adjusted to fit a different width according to your needs.
Download and print the table leg templates. This is a close approximation to Tara’s table legs, not an exact replica. Built in desk leg template 1 Built in desk leg template 2 Built in desk leg template 3 Built in desk leg template 4 Built in desk leg template 5 Built in desk leg template 6 Make sure your printer setting are on 100%, not fit to page. Line up alignment marks and tape together the pattern (there will be paper overlap). Cut out the template and trace it onto the 1″ x 16″ panel, nest the legs to reduce wasting wood. Cut out the legs with a jig saw, sand the edges smooth as necessary. Attach the legs to the board and batten.
Cut the top piece from the 1×16, approx 13″ wide and 29 1/4″ long. Cut notches about 3/4″ x 1″ in the back corner to fit between the board and batten.
Attach the top to the legs.
Place a 1″ x 4″ cut at 27 1/4″ long between the vertical board and batten boards, rest it on the top piece, secure to the studs in the wall. Pre-drill holes and secure the top to the 1×4 from underneath the top.
Cut the shelf 12″ x 25 3/4″ out of the 1×16. Measure down about 6″ from the top and secure the self into place. (secure with screws, nails or pocket holes/screws)
Install 1×2’s around the table, under the top. The following dimensions are guides, cut to fit your table. Secure the 1×2’s to the table.
Add base cap molding around the edge of the top and shoe molding under the base cap on the 1×2.
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