Making the Top and Shelf

The table top and the shelf are both constructed of laminated 1x4 pine boards. Most building-supply stores

Material

Dimensions

laminated pine

47-1/2"x9"

laminated pine

47-1/2"x9"

1x4 pine

22-1/2" long

2x2 pine

8-1/2" long

2x2 pine

16" long

1x4 pine

3-1/2" long

1x4 pine

42" long

1 x 4 pine

9" long

1x4 pine

49" long

3-1/2" decorative

51" long

molding

3-1/2" decorative

12-1/2" long

molding

1x2 pine

51" long

1x2 pine

12-1/2" long

sell sections of pine that have already been laminated. If you want to laminate the boards yourself, you need 25 linear feet of 1 x 4 pine and at least two heavy-duty bar clamps.

  1. If you purchased pine that is already laminated, simply cut two sections, each 47-112 by 9 inches, making the table top (A) and the shelf section (B). Then skip to "Constructing the Legs," below.
  2. If you want to do the laminating yourself, cut three lengths of 1 x 4 pine, each 48 inches long, for the table top (A). To ensure a solid bond in the lamination process, it is a good idea to rip a minuscule amount from each edge to be laminated before gluing the wood lengths together. Then spread glue on the edges, and place the lengths of wood side by side. Clamp them together securely, using at least two bar clamps, and leave them overnight.
  3. Trim the completed table top (A) to 47-1/2 by 9 inches.
  4. Repeat the process described in steps 2 and 3 to construct the laminated shelf section (B), which is also 47-1/2 by 9 inches.
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