Daytripper Table

The perfect complement to the daytripper chair plan, this table folds nearly flat for easy storage or transport. The gentle curves with pivot and lock dowels give this project an elegant feel of craftsmanship in spite of its simple construction.

You might want to make templates for the legs and stretchers because once this table is seen in action, you might be building a few more.

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COST:

TIME: 7 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (3) 1 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 3/4 x 72" hardwood dowel
  • 1/4 x 12" hardwood dowel
  • 1 1/2" deck screws
  • 6D galvanized finish nails
  • Waterproof wood glue

Cut List

  • A: (4) 3/4 x 4 x 25"
  • B: (2) 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 21 1/2"
  • C: (11) 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 16 1/2"
  • D: (1) 3/4 dia. x 13"
  • E: (2) 3/4 dia. x 14 5 /8"
  • F: (2) 1/4 dia. x 1 3/4"

Tools

  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Table saw
  • Jig saw
  • Drill/driver
  • Compass
  • Clamps
  • 1/16" and 1/8" drill bits
  • 7/8" spade bit
  • Hammer
  • Nail set
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue