Pull Out Side Table
"A DIY side table with a little something extra"
I must admit I am always a huge fan of hidden features, so this DIY side table was a fun build for me. A simplistic build with a cool built in feature, it doesn't get any better than that.
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Even better than that, I got to use some really cool tools during this build. My new compact DEWALT 20-Volt Cordless Brushless Drill/Driver and Impact Combo Kit was super helpful during this build. The kit also came with two batteries and a tool bag. This drill/driver and impact kit is ideal for most drilling and fastening applications.
I also want to note that I am a fan of DEWALT's Premium battery pack. IT includes a 20-Volt battery and dual-port charger. its protected by a 3 year warranty and comes with a 1-year free service contract. Can't beat that.
Lets get to it!
2 - 2x2 @ 6ft
1 - 3/4" plywood (2x4)
1 - 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
2 - 2x2 @ 24 1/4"
8 - 2x2 @ 12"
1 - 3/4" plywood (13.5"x15")
1 - 3/4" plywood (10.5"X 12")
Ryobi Brad Nailer
Ridgid Miter Saw
Step 1: Attach the bottom 2x2s together using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.
I used my DEWALT Drill/Driver to drill in my pocket holes along with my handy dandy Kreg Jig,
and I used my DEWALT Impact driver to drive in my pocket hole screws into the bottom 2x2 slates.
Step 2: Attach the assembled bottom to the (24 1/4") 2x2s using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.
Step 3: Attach the top (12") 2x2 supports to the assembled pull out table using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.
Step 4: Attach the front (12") 2x2 to the assembled pull-out table using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.
Once the pull out table is assembled it should look a little something like the picture below.
Step 5: Next add the dowels to the assembled pull out table. Attach the dowel with a brad nailer, wood glue and brad nails.
The dowels should be placed so that that 3/4" piece is flush with the top of the assembled base.
Step 6: Next assemble the pull out under table by screwing the smaller 3/4" plywood piece to the (12") 2x2 using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.
I cut the two 3/4" tabletop pieces using my Circular saw and Demo Demon saw blade. This blade has a lock tooth technology the allows a strong bond between the blade and the carbide tooth allowing deep impact resistance and longer life. It has great tracking control and made a smooth, effortless cut. Out of all the Diablo blades I have used, this by har has been my favorite. The cut was flawless.
Step 7: Attach the 3/4" top to the assembled pull-out table using a brad nailer and brad nails.
Step 8: Fill all pocket holes using my special technique. See details here.
and WAA-LAHH! There you have it. A DIY Pull Out Table
I am so excited about this build and can't wait to see your go at it!
Thanks for reading! XOXO, Ashley
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