Looking for a stylish end table, this is the three legged project for you. A minimal build consisting of only five pieces, three of which are identical. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity there are enough challenging curves and dovetails to keep every woodworker satisfied.
The piece of glass I had measured 25″ in diameter. You will have to use approximately the same size of adjust the overall dimensions to suit.
Everything centers around the triangular post that locks the legs together using sliding dovetails. I used CA glue to attach the glass top to the legs which worked out really well. I’m sure epoxy would work just as well, if not better. Sometimes CA glue dries up and becomes brittle.
I also added a small piece of dark walnut to the top of each leg as this is what you see from the top and I wanted it to have a nice consistent dark color. Any glue that comes out from under the top of the leg can be easily scrapped off with a sharp chisel or a razor blade. The toughest part is aligning the top so it is evenly spaced on the legs. To make life simpler I have included templates for the curved legs.
I built this unit for my loving wife. We had a circular wicker table with a glass top that eventually collapsed. I salvaged the top and made up the base to come up with this style of table. I did receive several brownie points for this one 🙂
Have fun with this table it’s harder than it looks! 🙂