Living Room Chest & Lamp Table PLANS


Living Room Chest & Lamp Table PLANS


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Living Room Chest & Lamp Table PLANS

Plan #C13060

This very elegant set is a lot easier to build than it looks. Here’s a perfect project for the intermediate woodworker who wishes to produce a solid wood heirloom that will be the focal point of your living room. The chest offers simple elegance with two functional drawers built on simple “T” bar sliders. You can also add a glass top afterwards like I did. (I removed it to eliminate photo glare…). This is a project that you will take real pride in completing and has no complex joints to consider. The model is shown in Cherry wood, however you can make it in any fine-grained hardwood you choose.

The matching lamp table compliments the chest. You can make it with a standard piece of glass, or like the model shows, a beveled piece if it’s in your budget. The lamp table features turned legs, however the plans include templates for turning as well as for 4-sided tapered legs that you can make on your table saw, and make an great lamp table if you do not have a lathe. BOTH PROJECTS REQUIRE USE OF A ROUTER.

The craftsman who builds this set will gain skills in fine woodworking that include elementary drawer design, panel gluing and build up, and elementary router work.

The two pieces feature:

Elegant contemporary design with only fundamental joinery
Easy to make drawers – a great project for the first time drawer craftsman
Efficient use of space instead of a coffee table
Great storage for photo albums, TV remotes, magazines etc
Use of some store bought molding

Bonus: Included in the plans are secrets and tips on how to achieve a glass-like wood finish using simple tools

The PLANS feature

-Solid wood construction recommended in Maple, Ash or Cherry
-Simple design using a table saw and jig saw and router
-Paste up templates
-All joinery details
-Optional leg turning details for lamp table

Finished pieces are approximately

Coffee Table Chest: 39″ wide by 25″ high by 17″ deep

Lamp Table: 44″ wide by 27″ high by 15″ deep

Project Skill Level: Intermediate

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