Plywood Cafe Table

By Homemade Modern

SKILL
intermediate

Instantly upgrade any room, office, or kitchen with this simple DIY Plywood Café Table!

Tools

  • Jig Saw
  • Impact Driver
  • Orbit Sander
  • Palm Router
  • Circular Saw
  • Drill

Accessories

  • Black Oxide Drill Bit Set (21-Piece) and Impact Rated Driving Kit (40-Piece)

Materials

  • 3/4" x 24" x 48" Premium Plywood
  • Circular Saw Straight Edge Guide
  • Glass Plate
  • Pencil
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Screws
  • Wood Stain

Steps

Step 1

Measure and mark your plywood according to the Project Plan PDF. Use a glass plate to mark any round edges needed.

Tools

Tape Measure

Materials

Pencil, 3/4" x 24" x 48" Premium Plywood, Glass Plate
Layout Guide

Step 2

Make all the cuts. Use a circular saw for the straight cuts, and a jig saw for the curved cuts.

Tools

Circular Saw, Jig Saw

Step 3

Round off the sharp corners on the table-top using the plate method and a jig saw.

Tools

Jig Saw

Materials

Glass Plate, Pencil

Step 4

Clamp table legs together and sand out any discrepancies between the legs.

Tools

Sander

Materials

Clamps

Step 5

Using your circular saw, cut the 1-1/2" strips of plywood to length. These will be used to attach the legs to the table top.

Tools

Circular Saw

Step 6

Using your jig saw, round off the edges of the table legs. Refer to the linked project video for example. Then, clamp the table legs together and sand to make even.

Tools

Jig Saw, Sander

Materials

Glass Plate, Pencil, Clamps

Step 7

Sand all pieces to 220 grit. Use a router to round-over the edges of your table top if desired.

Tools

Sander, Router

Step 8

Glue a spacer piece of plywood in between two of the supports. Drill a hole through a longer support into the spacer between the shorter supports, so that they are directly in the middle of the longer support. Repeat with remaining supports.

Tools

Drill

Materials

Wood Glue, Drill Bit Set

Step 9

Sandwich the top of the legs in between the open end of the shorter supports. Two of the legs will be sandwiched between the ends of the parallel, longer supports. Screw in place to ensure they are secure.

Tools

Impact Driver

Materials

Wood Screws

Step 10

Glue thin strips of plywood together to create additional supports for the legs. Glue these supports into the narrowest part point of the legs, and secure with screws.

Tools

Drill, Impact Driver

Materials

Wood Screws, Wood Glue

Step 11

Place the table top upside down on a flat surface. Screw the top supports into the bottom of the table top to attach the legs to the table top. Ensure that your screws are long enough to secure the pieces, but not so long they will break through the top.

Tools

Drill, Impact Driver

Materials

Wood Screws

Step 12

Stain or finish to your liking!

Materials

Wood Stain