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Entry Table Plans

If you've been looking for a sophisticated table for your entryway then this build is for you!

I wanted a table with a lot of storage, since we have 2 kids, tons of shoes and lots of keys.

So I partnered with Rustoleum to give you free plans to build your own!



Shopping List

Tools Needed

  • Drill

  • Circular saw/table saw

  • Pocket hole jig

  • Jigsaw

  • Taper jig (optional)


  • Top - 55" x 15" x 3/4" (1)

  • Side - 11 3/4" x 10 1/2" (2)

  • Legs - 29 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (4)

  • Side curve - 7" x 10 1/2" (2)

  • Front curve - 50 3/8" x 7 1/4" (1)

  • Doors - 13 3/4" x 11 3/8" (2)

  • Center panels - 11 1/8" x 11" (2)

  • Bottom - 51 3/8" x 11 1/8"

  • Back - 50 3/8" x 11 3/4" (1)

  • Center rail - 11 3/8" x 1" (2)

  • Drawer front - 20 5/8" x 5 11/16" (2)

  • Drawer box front - 18 3/8" x 4" (4)

  • Drawer box sides - 8 1/4" x 4" (4)

  • Drawer bottom - 18 7/8" x 9" x 1.4" (1)

Cut legs to size and add a slight taper as shown in diagram.

Adding the taper is optional.

Attach the side panels and the bottom curve to the legs. Use wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket screws.

Make sure the top panel is recessed 1/4".

Attach back as shown in the diagram with wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket screws.

Cut the notches for the front legs on the bottom piece.

Attach using 1 1/4" pocket screws and wood glue.

Attach the curve using 1 1/4" pocket screws and wood glue as shown in the diagram.

Make sure it sits just under the bottom of the table and flush with the front of the legs.

Attach the center panels as shown in the diagram.

Use wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket screws.

Attach the center rails over the center panels using either just wood glue or a nail gun and 1 1/4" brad nails.

Install the doors using inset hinges.

Put the drawer box together using 1 1/4" pocket screws and wood glue.

The pocket holes should be facing out.

Run a 1/4" x 1/4" groove in the inside bottom of all 4 drawer sides so the bottom panel can slide right in.

Attach the drawers to the center opening as shown in the diagram.

Attach the drawer fronts to the drawer box using 1 1/4" screws from the inside.

Make sure the gap around all 4 sides is even.

To get an antique black paint finish I first sanded the whole thing to 120 grit.

Since I wanted to hide the grain and all the knots I started with Rustoleum Universal Satin Paint & Primer in one.

I did two coats.

To hide all the knots in the wood I mixed a little bit of wood filler with water and an old credit card to push it over the whole table.

Let it dry and sand with a fine grit.

Last but not least I used Rustoleum Milk Paint in Eclipse.

All you have to do is brush it on in a v pattern to achieve a washed look, making your piece look more antique.

I applied 2 coats.

The best part is? You don't need a top coat! The Milk paint is durable and won't chip.

After letting the paint fully dry add your favorite hardware and you've built yourself a beautiful entry table!

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