Table Teruel, built by our customers with this manual
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Make this design table with our plans
This special table is elegant yet very stable. Ideal as a dining table, but can also be used outside. The table is made entirely of sheet material with a sophisticated construction. As material we recommend furniture plywood: for example, birch or pine plywood. For this design, old scaffold planks are not the best option.
Om de panelen te zagen, raden we het gebruik van een cirkelzaag aan. Je kunt dit ook door je houtleverancier laten doen. Kijk, om een idee te krijgen over de verkrijgbaarheid en kosten van plaatmateriaal, ook eens op onze meubelmakerstip Plaatmateriaal kopen.
To cut the panels, we recommend using a circular saw. You can also have this done by your timber supplier.
We have naturally tried to make the design as beautiful as possible. We wanted this table to be stable and yet elegant: with the special form and construction of the legs we think that we have achieved this. For this design table, we have taken particular account of a few things.
We wanted the table to be easy to take apart, so that it can be stored away in the winter if necessary. The sophisticated construction is solid but surprisingly light: it is easy to move the table around.
We have tried as far as possible to hide all screws. We also detail how, in some places, you can use dowels to join pieces together, such that you don’t need any screws. If you want to paint the table, you can neatly hide any remaining evidence of screws with help from some filler. In our tips for furniture makers we describe how you can do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard size sheet or board material. Table Teruel can be made from two standard 122 x 244 cm sheets.
The design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of a typical DIY’er and their tools. If you have a hand saw (and in some cases a jigsaw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you have access to professional tools, then of course it will be even easier.
As you might have already seen in the photos of clients who built this table, it’s really easy to make changes to the dimensions and/or design, and many have done so. The clear cutting list and design drawings help to give you the confidence to make any changes you like.
The manual / design plan and drawings
The downloadable manual is in the form of an A4 booklet for you to print out yourself. At the start you’ll find a list of necessities, such as the wood (board or sheet material), screws (size and quantity), glue and any other parts. Also listed are the tools that you will need and a cutting list with dimensions of all the parts that make up the piece of furniture.
Each furniture plan contains a number of relevant tips about choice of material, sawing, screws, glue, sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. When dowels are given as an alternative, there is also a detailed explanation so that you can get started with full confidence.
Finally, there is a detailed step-by-step plan for the construction of this project, with clear diagrams and simple explanations.