Simple little homemade table

 I made this little table with used 2×2’s for legs, and cedar fencing from Home Depot for the top. Put together with grabbers. I keep it in the room where we have the TV and it’s easy to move around. The cedar smells wonderful. Quick and easy.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

6 Responses to Simple little homemade table

  1. RE: Getting the legs the same length:
    Drill holes into the ends of the legs, screw in grabbers almost all the way to within 1/4",back out the grabber on the shortest leg until the table stops rocking.

  2. Yes, by grabbers I mean drywall screws or similar screws like deck screws that are screwed in with a drill gun. I have a pouch of different sized ones, from 1" to 3-4." They hold way better than nails. Lew, does this leveling system mean the table is then resting on grabbers? Also, why drill holes first? If the legs are wide enough, splitting should not be a problem.

  3. Yeah, the grabbers in the end of the legs allow for infinite leveling adjustments, works best when legs sit on a hard surface instead of a rug. A more robust system is to use lag bolts instead of grabbers. Pre-drilling grabbers is pretty standard near end grain. These legs look like they're 1.5" x 1.5" which only leaves 3/4" or less meat around the screw. Cedar splits exceptionally easily.

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