Mid Century Modern Side Table
Since Mid-Century Modern has been trending these days, we wanted to build something in this style. While browsing through some furniture ideas on the internet we came across this simple side table from West Elm. It was the perfect project to try out the mid-century modern look.
Drill pocket holes in sides and back as shown.
Set table saw blade to 1/4" height. Then cut 1/4" wide groove in all four sides to accept drawer bottom.
Install drawer slides such that drawer box is flush with the front face of sides.
Install 8" table legs as desired. I recommend a purchased leg as the best option here.
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- 7/32 x 24 x 48″ Underlayment
- 3/16″ and 1/4″ thick will work fine as well
- 3/4 x 24 x 48″ Plywood (Paint grade)
- 1 x 8 x 18″ (Cool wood for drawer front)
- Actual dimensions: 3/4″ x 7-1/4″ x 18″
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
- Drawer Pull
- 14″ Drawer Slides
- 8″ Table Legs and 12″ Cleats
- Or 1″ Wooden Dowel which is what I used (not the sturdiest option)
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Published June 4th, 2018 5:24 PM
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Looks great, love the style! Did you wood fill the pocket screws?