Are these plans for a table structurally sound?


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Old 10-25-14, 04:00 PM
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Are these plans for a table structurally sound?

Hello, I'm trying to build an end table for my wife. I liked the simplicity of this design here:

How to build an end table | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

But i'm not certain it's the best design. the tops are basically held together by glue all around the sides. Could someone more experienced tell me if my wood glue will make a strong enough bond, or suggest some way to modify these plans to make them better?
 
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Old 10-26-14, 03:31 AM
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Some adhesives have incredible holding power although I'd probably add some wood or metal brackets on the underside to attach the top. If you just glue it, make sure the top is pressed down securely until the adhesive sets.
 
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Old 10-26-14, 03:41 AM
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From the materials list, I would say it will be a little on the small side. 2x2 legs are quite small. It will work, just don't expect it to look the dimensions as shown in the picture. Gluing all the joints and the top will hold. Today's adhesives are really good. I use Titebond III for most of my shop projects, and I understand Gorilla has a new non polyurethane (non foaming) glue out, although I have not tried it, yet. Clamps, clamps and more clamps. You cannot have too many of them.
 
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It also says pocket screws I use them all the time( just built all kitchen cabinets with pocket screws and glue. Like Chandler said lots of clamps.
 
 

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