We just moved into a new house and my wife would like to have some rounded end tables with drawers for Christmas. i was looking at some prices and wow I can't spend that much so I was looking into how to create some myself. I am half ways decent when it comes to wood working I would just like to have some plans or dimensions before I start and I haven't found any yet. Can someone help me out?
When I saw your post, I was curious to see what might be available for your planned project. I found plenty of linear tables with drawers, and plenty of round tables without drawers, but none with drawers. I checked the woodworking sites that publish magazines which my father (a woodworker for years) subscribes to, and found nothing.
I tried New Yankee Workshop and again was surprised that I couldn't find anything. Norm Abrams has been one of the woodworkers I've admired for years and he makes some complex projects.
Didn't want you to think your post was ignored; I suspect others who may have tried to find woodworking plans met the same lack of success I did.
Maybe you could make your own plans/patterns. I have done this several times and tho it is not like a store bought table, it serves the purpose and you can stain or paint it to match other furniture. I just measure where I want the item to go and make patterns for cutting the wood from newspaper. I think home centers have supplies to make drawer slides.
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I can't give you any plans or dimensions as I don't know how big you need the table to be, but I can give you a general idea
Make the top first doing all the routing you need to do. I would make this out of a built up panel as using plywood would make hiding the laminations difficult.
Once the top is made get some bendable plywood ( see the november post titled how to bend wood ) bend the wood around a frame that has a cutout for the drawer and glue it securely. ( a band clamp or two will help hold the plywood to shape ) You might have to do this in layers in order to achieve the thickness you want
Then attach the top and then make the bottom and attach it also.
After that all you need to do is make the stand or pedestal
I do a lot of woodworking and seldom work with plans unless they are already provided , otherwise I work off the top of my head as I go along. I also try to not drive any nails into the top of my head but sometimes fail at thatThis message has been edited. Last edited by: nona,
i love nonas answers, , get a plan for a round table with out a drawer, follow the plan, get a plan for a drawer
then add a drawer, if your capable enough to build it, i feel confident that
your capable enough to add a drawer
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