This Craft Table project incl. Building Plans was created while I was looking for a coffee bar/station, but because I couldn’t find anything that was right for our space, I started sketching a design and shortly after I found myself building a coffee bar.
However once the project was assembled, I realized that it was too big/bulky to be used as a coffee bar in our space. At first, I was upset, that my measurements were off which meant I now had to start all over again.
Then an idea came to me; my office is always a mess because I have too many craft supplies and not enough room. The coffee bar I had just built would fit perfect in my workspace as a craft table and also take care of my storage problem. Ha, this also solved my coffee bar dilemma!
So let’s get started on this project
Craft Table incl. Building Plans
The great part about this table is that it is functional in so many different ways. You might plan on using this table as a craft table now, but it can easily be used as a workbench to store tools away in your garage, or as a gardening table with pots of herbs on each shelf.
As a kitchen island, with a custom butcher block top. Store or craft show display if you are an entrepreneur. There are so many other ways to use this simple shelving unit; it’s up to you and your imagination.
Summary, Tools & Common Material
Summary: Free plans to build a Craft Table.
This plan uses pocket holes.
Room: Storage | Office | Gardening | Kitchen
Skill Level: Beginner
Style: Craft Table
Dimensions: 37L x 18D x 36 3/4H
Measuring tape | Level
Screwdriver | Pencil
Kreg Jig | Wood Veneer
Drill | Electric Sander & Sandpaper
Jigsaw or Miter saw | Square level
1-1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
Elmer’s Wood Glue
Dimensions & Cut List
Please read through the entire plan before beginning this project. 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!
STEP 1. – Tapered Leg Instructions
Once your legs have been tapered as seen in Step 1, drill 3/4” pocket holes on the insides of your Boards A1, B1, C1. Drill two holes per side apron.
NOT SHOWN: Drill 1/2″ pocket holes on the insides of your top aprons (board A1) facing upward for later attaching the tabletop too. Drill two holes per side apron.
Leg A, B – 2”x36”
Board A1 – 2”x34”
Board B1 – 2”x34”
Board C1 – 2”x34”
Drill 3/4” pocket holes on the insides of your Boards D1, E1, F1 and D2, E2, F2. Drill two holes per side support apron. Screw and glue them into place with 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. Align each board with the outer edge.
NOT SHOWN: Drill 1/2″ pocket holes on the underside of the plywood and attach with glue and pocket hole screws to the aprons. Drill four holes per side apron.
NOTE: Japanese plywood boards are a little smaller than the boards available in the United States, the shelving boards might end up slightly shorter after cutting a 3ftx6ft plywood board. To avoid this, buy smaller single sheets of plywood and have them cut to size.
Then attach the base to the tabletop through predrilled 1/2″ pocket holes with 1″ pocket hole screws.
Finishing & Preparation Instructions
Sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe the project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Apply a wood veneer to the table top for a smooth and beautiful finish.
Download the PDF Craft Table Building Plans