Colin Knecht's Easy End Table Build / Side Table DIY

Colin Knecht's Easy End Table Build / Side Table DIY

This quick and easy end table build is a perfect DIY side table in a living room, den, bedroom or TV room, and can easily be built in a day, finishing might take another day or so, but you can be using this sturdy piece of living room furniture in no time, and have some woodworking fun making it too.

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  1. Dave Pierce on March 31, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Colin, wonderfully explained and demonstrated. I love the dowel jig, it is the most bullet proof jig I’ve seen for setting dowels. I’ve got a new tool suggestion for my Xmas stocking!! As usual, thanks for your easy going, common sense approach to woodworking. I learn something every time I watch one of your videos. Cheers!!

  2. Mark Halberstein on March 31, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Colin, Thanks for the great video! This looks like high-grade pine or fir, is that right? I’ve never seen an oscillating sander like the one shown in the video, is that homegrown or store-bought? Very useful!

  3. D’s Hard Wood Creations on March 31, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Nice simple piece

  4. Bernie Luciow on March 31, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I wish you would have showed cutting the corners out of the bottom shelf to get a perfect fit. Other than that it was a great video!

  5. Colorado Crafter on March 31, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Great video!

  6. JCH CREACIONES on March 31, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Good job Colin!! looks great.

  7. Dave Shepherd on March 31, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Where can I find one of those doweling jigs? It looks sturdy

  8. Nate S. on March 31, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Can anyone tell me what type of wood this is? white oak?

  9. Eric Melton on March 31, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Did you use a jigsaw to notch the bottom shelf???

  10. SharpestBulb on March 31, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I suppose if I had an invisible chair, it would be my favorite.

  11. cj lures on March 31, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    always watch

  12. Ron Wallerich on March 31, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Wouldn’t  you have to have stock thicker than 3/4 to get to the final leg thickness. Where can one get thicker planed stock that is available off the shelf?

  13. Brian Galyer on March 31, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    where did you get the dowel jig?

  14. Wooden-It-Be-Nice on March 31, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Colin, Great little project. One for the future for me. Cheers, Huw

  15. Khalid Al-Ajmi on March 31, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    you didn’t explain the lower shelve!!! i guess it need some cut..i guess

  16. Eric T on March 31, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Do any of you guys realize we don’t have all of these tools???

  17. Thomas Russell on March 31, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Would have liked to have seen the corner cutting layout and procedure for the bottom shelf.
    Other than that, nice simple side-table that looks pretty darn good.

  18. bighand69 on March 31, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I make tables of plywood and then dress the ends with solid wood so that it cannot be seen. And it will look very similar the table in this video.
    Solid wood build are great but using plywood and another materials can make them interesting at times.

  19. bighand69 on March 31, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Sometimes one dowel can be enough.

  20. Peter Gregory on March 31, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Getting a bigger table will be the definition of Parkinson’s Law; the larger the space available, the more mess can be accumulated. Unfortunately the space around your chair will not be clear, but the table is a nice simple design. Regards

  21. David Levally on March 31, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    How do I position the groove for a Z clip table top fastener?

  22. Yann Kitson on March 31, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Nice project, could be a nice Christmas present as well.

  23. Roger Rayburn on March 31, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Really like all of your videos but was really interested in this one because of the OSMO. I’m not familiar with it and did a search and found 2 of your your 2012 videos on the product. I think it’s worth a refresh because it is such a fascinating product. A public service to ALL.

  24. Ralph Pry on March 31, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    So you are relying on the glue joint on the dowels only, not surface to surface also ?

  25. o0O-JD-O0o on March 31, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    It’s amazing how valuable Wood is to us humans for survival… for convenience… So many things it has done for us. It has helped us evolve. it has transformed our lives and I wouldn’t doubt that it will be true forever

  26. Wolfgang on March 31, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    This episode is so packed with tips and tricks and great jigs it is one of the most instructive wood videos on the web!!!

  27. Sentell Dickson on March 31, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Do you have a buy list available with dimensions?

  28. Myles Spatz on March 31, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Great use of dowelmax. I’m using mine for a desk for my son that I start tomorrow.

  29. Frank Someone on March 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    was enjoying this till you tried to tell me how to incorrectly speak English… 4:40

  30. Alan on March 31, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Nice Project 👍

  31. Doug G on March 31, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Nice little table Colin,this is why I sub to your channel, nice projects made easy. More like this please.

  32. darren hutchinson on March 31, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    When you make something by yourself it will always be a work ov art , and something to be proud ov …

  33. Marty matus on March 31, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Who makes the Dowling jig you use and do you have any suggestions for other ones great videos by the way 🙂

  34. James T Kirk on March 31, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Nice to see someone using dowels. These days they are underrated.

  35. Andy Pitz on March 31, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Really enjoyed this build. As usual another great video. The captions said “Hello everyone, I’m call the cadet…” which isn’t that inaccurate. Colin, you’re the cadet I call on with any woodworking questions

  36. Sabi Csepregi on March 31, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Great build . You male it look too easy!

  37. David Acosta on March 31, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Very Nice table. What are the dimensions of the apron and lower shelf supports? Did you taper all four sides of the legs? Also what is the overlap of the table top? Thank you for the video.

  38. Thomas K on March 31, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Hello Colin! Nice Project with lots of great tips! I actually need a new table because my current table is too short! I FINALLY got a better table saw to replace that jobsite saw I have complained about for the past two years. I picked up a 1978 Craftsman Commercial with a 10" blade and cast iron table. I did a total teardown. It took me two weeks to restore it but I think I enjoyed the restoration as much as I’ll enjoy using it. I was able to dial in the trunion to less than .001" heeling. You should see the cuts. Couldn’t do that with the Rockwell but its a good rough saw. That Dowelmax looks interesting. I’m staring at a holder I made in the 70’s for my brad point bits and dowel centers. Seems they’re always 1/64" off so I might give this a whirl! Thanks for sharing Colin. Best Wishes, Tom K.

  39. avega2792 on March 31, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    This is going to help me with a project I’m going to work on soon. I want to build a mobile folding table for my laundry room and my plans are just about the same as this, but larger to accommodate a load of laundry.

  40. Glacier Grain Concepts on March 31, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I always thought right angle brackets didn’t allow enough wood movement and would cause cracking etc.
    Anyone want to enlighten me as if right angle brackets are fine in some applications and why?

  41. Les F on March 31, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I’m curious to know what type of wood you used and why?

  42. Michael R on March 31, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Great tip on the circle on the table leg bottoms!

  43. Hans de Groot on March 31, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Very nice and simple (in your eyes but not for me to make) end/side table. Thanks for sharing the video.

    Did you make a video on the taper jig in the past? I can’t remember I saw that.

  44. paul coumas on March 31, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Nice and simple build that looks great. Do dowels actually make joints stronger? I’ve seen a few test videos that suggest they are good for alignment like biscuits but add little to the strength.

  45. ForvoQuizlet on March 31, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Is a planer or jointer needed to do this project?

  46. Kanzee on March 31, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    *Love your step by step tutorial videos…thank you Mr Knecht.* 📐📏😍👍💓💗

    1:04 Question : what trick do you do, to remove the glue from the roller ? or do you just toss it , and replace it ?
    I use a silicone basting brush to spread my glue….it is easy to peel off the glue and resuse it for another project.

  47. D P on March 31, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Why is he putting mustard on everything?

  48. Anne O'Reilly on March 31, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I find I have more questions than answers after watching this video. The leg glue up was worth the time – did I see you put in a dowel? And when rounding over the leg edges, do you do both sides of each corner ie: 8x per leg?

  49. Giovanni M on March 31, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I’m new to this channel and not a woodworker, I am very mechanical and just wanting to start woodworking and your videos make me excited to venture in the hobby. I have some basic tool and will be expanding as I go. I need a table saw, any recommendation for a bigginer?

  50. zhinka on March 31, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I have no access to electric power where I am going to be building items.
    Do you know how to build thing with no power tools at all?