Milescraft circle jig
80, 120 and 220 grit sandpaper
Kreg Jig pocket hole jig
1/4” roundover bit
Spiral up cut bit
3/8” drill bit
Metal jigsaw blade
11 bd ft of 4/4 wood
3/8’ brass rod (2)
Figure 8 fasteners
1.25” pocket hole screws
Top 31.5” x 20”
13” x 1” x 1” (2)
18” x 1” x 1” w/ 5 degree parallel cuts (2)
- Legs 24” x (1.5” tapered to 1”) x 1” (4) with 5 degree non parallel cuts
1. After cutting your top to size, use the Milescraft circle jig or any circle jig to find the center of your top. Taking shallow passes cut each end of the top to make an oval shape.
2. Using a can or anything circular, trace it on the corner. Use your hand saw to cut off the corner and use sandpaper to round the edge.
3. After cutting your stretchers and legs to size, set your pocket hole jig to 1” on the Kreg Jig and the bit. Drill your pocket holes, glue and screw together.
4. Measure and mark where you want the brass rods to go. I put them about 12” up from the floor. Using a 3/8” drill bit, drill a hole in each leg and feed the brass rod through. Add a dab of CA glue on each end to glue it in.
5. Using a jigsaw and a metal blade, cut the end of the brass flush with the leg.
6. Sand and stain the table.
7. Use a forstner bit that is slightly larger than the figure 8 fastener, drill to the same depth as the figure 8. Screw in the figure 8’s and then attach them to the top.
Now your kids can enjoy their new table! You can also modify this plan to make a standard size table.