Cut all the pieces indicated in the list above. Use a table
saw or a router to cut a 3/4" wide x 3/8" deep dado
along the length of each leg. The bottom of the dado should
be 2" above the bottom of the leg. Glue and clamp the top
to the substrate. The ends should be even, and the edges of
the top should overhang the substrate by 1-1/4".
The leg detail
Top / substrate
Glue the shelf into the dados in the legs and glue the substrate
between the tops of the legs. Clamp everything together so that
the legs are square to the top. You can use nails or screws
if you put them where they won't interfere with the 3/4"
top has two lines of equally spaced, 3/4" diameter holes.
Each line of holes is centered 1-3/4" from the edge of
the top. The center of the first hole is 3" from the end.
Each succeeding hole is 3-1/2" on center from the previous
one. The two lines of holes are 5-1/2" apart, center to
center. The holes clear the leg by 1/8". Mark this pattern
for the holes on the top. Put a 3/4" brad-point drill bit
in your drill press and drill the holes all the way through