Bring everyone together around this easy-to-build table. The tall height is comfortable whether you’re sitting or standing.
A “gathering table” is a fairly new concept in home furniture. Standing roughly at countertop height (36"), it’s taller than the typical dining table. This means you can be comfortable either sitting in a taller chair or standing next to the table. It’s a perfect, casual gathering place for friends and family. From a woodworker’s point of view, it’s a quick build, which makes it possible to have the table in the house by next weekend. The knock-down construction eliminates any complicated joinery. The table is mostly constructed with screws and bolts. The simple design also means it’s easy to change the style. If the table shown in the main photo doesn’t fit your home’s décor, we also give you classic and country design options. When the table is done, you can purchase as many chairs as it takes to get everyone gathered around your new table.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 30 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Additional guidance on cutting the tapers for the legs
- Cutting diagram, materials list, and retail sources for project hardware
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.