Small pub table is a good addition to a renovated basement bar or family room. Perfect for cards or board games, this easy to build table is a nice weekend project for everyone, even those without a ton of carpentry experience. Those with carpentry experience can customize this basic pattern to make a more complex table that includes posting or carving. In addition, you can customize the pattern to make a smaller table that can serve as end table for a sofa or chair, or a nightstand for a guest room.
Build small pub table, measure a circle of 34 inches in diameter on your 36-inch pieces of wood and fiber boards, using a tape measure. Measure a circle 22 inches in diameter on your 24-inch piece of wood. Mark orientation points on all circles with a pencil. Cut circles of all three pieces of wood, using ribbon saw and circle cutting jig. Follow your orientation points.
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Make small pub table, set a 22-inch circle to one end of your pre-cut post by drilling the 6 1/2-inch wooden screws at the bottom in a square pattern using variable speed drill. This is the basis of the table. Attach 34-inch circle fiberboard to the other end of the post by drilling 4 1/2-inch wooden screws through the top and into the post, using variable speed drill. Paint a thick and even coating of wood glue on top of the table, using the small brush. Place 34-inch, one inch thick circle gently on top of fiberboard. Tighten the table tightly on four points and allow it to dry for 24 to 48 hours.