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Using solid oak dimensioned lumber bought pre-cut at Leows.

Two hours start to "finish."

24" oak 1x6 - 3ea @5.96 = $17.88
24" oak 1x4 - 3 ea @$3.97 = $11.99
21" ash parson table legs - 4 ea.
@$8.14 = $32.56

Matetrial Total = $62.43
(at least $250 retail for same solid oak endtable so I already paid for the Kreg jig)

7 cuts:
four to size the legs (20")
two for the side skirts (20")
one for the end skirts (11 7/8")

Drill and join table top
round the corners, route the edge.

Drill and join the legs and skirts.

Finish sanding.

Matte finish poly

Drill skirts and attach top ... done

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Comment by Jenny on January 17, 2010 at 8:31pm
Thank you, yeah I was shocked how fast it went. Oh, wait, to clarify – This morning, I drew it out, went to Rockler (oak $2 a board foot!) and did the cut list.

Then in the afternoon I drilled it and put it together with the fine thread screws from Tony’s post.

Assembly = about 2 hours. Design and cut list = another 2 hours. Trip to Rockler and stopping for Hawaiian food along the way, priceless. ;)
Comment by Tony Perry on January 17, 2010 at 8:01pm
That is GREAT! I am delighted to have inspired you.
Comment by Derek on January 17, 2010 at 7:45pm
Wow, that was fast! You built that today, after seeing Tony's post this morning!?!? Very cool! Great job, btw.
Comment by Jenny on January 17, 2010 at 7:07pm
Tony, thank you. I greatly appreciate the encouragement; I had been scared to jump into oak. You are right, the fine threaded screws worked great, very easy actually.

Here is the table I made today (not stained yet). I “borrowed” your design (thank you!), but needed it taller than yours so I added the lower cross pieces.
Comment by Tony Perry on January 17, 2010 at 4:49pm
Just make sure you use the "fine" threaded screws for oak and do not over tighten or you will strip them. I set a pretty loose torque setting on my drill; just enough to assure the screw seats tight. Otherwise the self tapping screws work great without pre-drilling. I would also use a bead of wood glue on the edge joins of the top. The top edge joints are plenty strong but a very small gap has appeared on one of them. Its' not real noticable unless you are looking for it.
Comment by Jenny on January 17, 2010 at 11:41am
Elegant craftsman design. I am going to get of the Web and go make one of these today.

Any problem with the self-taping screws in the oak? (I generally struggle with oak, even with diligent pre-drilling)

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