Crafting Executive; Building a Table

If you are lucky enough to have a craft space, a large table is a must.  I mean you have to have room to spread out all the junk supplies.

I have had one planned for a while.  At first I wanted saw horse legs (remember this plan and sketch).  Luckily, before we built it I thought of a cooler idea, not that sawhorses are not cool but… I mean what could be cooler than legs that form an X.  We sketched it out a few times, then turned it over to the expert, Mr Remodelaholic to build it.
He built it exclusively from scrap wood that we had in the garage.  That is, an old plywood shelf from some friends garage (they moved), old 2 x 4’s, old beat up base boards and some mis-mixed paint.  (We did decide to buy some plexi-glass for the top.)
Here is the project.  These are the supplies we started with:
Remember, “There is no better safety rule than to wear these, safety glasses.”  Name that show….
We don’t remember the exact angles that it was cut to, sorry.  
Technically, we built this in November and December… I am just a little behind.
Here are the pieces fitted together after cutting out that little notch.  
He made a set of these legs.
We put the support on the bottom back because I didn’t want to hit my shins on it.
We realized at this point that we needed 
to add some molding to finish off the front and side edges. 
I caulked the edge after installing it.
The top was really uneven.  I should have used wood filler, but I was lazy and used plaster, 
this made it absolutely essential to have a plexi-glass top.
What do you think of our table?
We were going to have the horizontal support along that bottom, but decided not to, should we put it in there anyway (see table above, I am talking about that board along the floor)


Oh, and while surfing over at Robert Allen I saw this table.  
So, I think it is safe to say that my mostly free table rocks!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Wow.. great table,, love that it was made with stuff you already had.. I think that saying is off New Yankee Workshop?? Thanks for sharing.

  2. >So handy!! I love it! I would love to work with wood more, but Nick isn't a tool guy, so I don't just have the good tools laying around- it'll be a while!

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  3. >FABULOUS table, however I am not sure if I will have the time to build one or figure it out so it would come out perfectly like yours! such a beauty.