End Table with Remote Drawer

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gbein added on 7/2/2015

Simple to build end table with bottom shelf and drawer to hold your remotes.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut and Drill

Cut all of your pieces to size and drill all pocket holes. I usually mark all of the boards where I'm going to drill the holes. This helps to prevent drilling a hole on the face side by accident.


Glue up the Legs

To get the thickness needed for the legs, glue two pieces of 1x2 stock face-to-face. Spread a thin layer of wood glue on one piece, covering the entire face. Place the other piece on top and make all of the edges flush and then clamp them together. You'll want to use at least 4 clamps. Once the glue dries (about an hour) remove the clamps and sand the legs to smooth out any rough or uneven edges When done, your two pieces will look like one.


Create the Drawer Frame

For the front apron make a simple face frame from the 1x2 stock. This will later hold the drawer.


Attach the Aprons to the Legs

Attach the 3 aprons and drawer frame to the legs. When attaching the aprons to the legs, offset them from the outside edge of the leg by 1⁄4". I used a small piece of 1⁄4" hardboard


Build the Bottom Shelf

Build the bottom shelf with 1x3's and plywood. Make sure you didn't forget to drill pocket holes in the 2 1x3's that will be on the side. These are the holes that will allow you to attach the shelf to the legs.


Attach the bottom Shelf

Make a small pencil mark about 8 1/2"up from the bottom of each leg. Place the bottom shelf inside the legs at the mark and drive pocket screws making sure you stay on the mark on each leg.


Crete the Top

Edge join 4 1x2's to the plywood to create the top. I like to sand the edges of the top to soften them and round them over a little bit.


Attach the Top

Using the pocket holes that were drilled in the aprons attach the top them.


Create the Drawer Box

Use the 1/2" plywood to create a drawer box. The pocket holes won't be seen because they will be on the back of the drawer and behind the drawer face. Attach the drawer face with 2 screws from inside the drawer.


Drawer Support

The drawer will need some support. Use a 1x2 and pocket screw it into the front and back apron flush to the bottom opening of drawer frame


Finishing Up

Stain the table to your liking and once dry, drill a hole in the face front for a drawer pull. Once installed your table is ready to use.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(4) 1x2, 96", Board  
(1) 1x3, 96", Board  
(1) 1x6, 96", Board  
(1) 1x4, 12", Board  
(1) 3/4" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  


(1) 100 count Kreg Fine Thread 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws  
(2) 120 and 220 grit sandpaper  
(1) Bottle of Wood Glue  
(1) Brad nails  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Legs, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24  
(1) Short Apron, 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 10-1/2"  
(2) Long Aprons, 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 17"  
(1) Shelf Panel, 3/4" x 11-1/2" x 15"  
(2) Shelf Edging, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 11-1/2"  
(2) Shelf Rails, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 16-1/2"  
(1) Top Panel, 3/4" x 13-1/2" x 19-1/2"  
(2) Short Top Frames, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 16-1/2"  
(2) Long Top Frames, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 19-1/2"  
(1) Drawer Front, 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 9-1/2"  
(2) Drawer Box Long Sides, 1/2" x 2-1/2" x 12"  
(2) Drawer Box Short Sides, 1/2" x 2-1/2" x 7"  
(1) Drawer Box Bottom, 1/4" x 7-1/2" x 12"  
(1) Drawer Support, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 18"  


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