Here is a small table with a drawer which could easily double as a small desk.
This contemporary compact coffee table design has a slight Japanese influence. A relatively easy project, there are nevertheless some critical design features that need to be thought about as you make it.
The center table of this nest of three is, unusually, a hollow box. Contrasting ends on all the tables accentuate the leg design, these being all hollow box sections. The main surfaces are all 6mm standard birch ply, but the ends can be your choice of timber.
The next step in building the kitchen island is to mark out the positions for the shelves and divider very carefully as this then allows you to mark the positions for the knock-down (KD) fittings. The positions are governed by, and indeed marked off, the already sized components.
A two page PDF document with section drawings and metric measurements to build a shaker style table with tapered legs.
The umbrella stand shown in the accompanying illustration will be found quite appropriate for the hall or reception room that is furnished in mission style. It can be made of any of the furniture woods, but quarter-sawed oak gives the best results.