Spring is one of my favorite times of year so, I had to take a break from furnishing our new home and move outside to our patio!
I’ve been dying to build an outdoor table for this space and with a few 2×4’s and 2×6’s, I created this super stout and GORGEOUS outdoor table for – wait for it – only $65!
A huge thank you to our friend Jay from Jays Custom Creations for converting our table design into PDF plans for you!
And, as always, I am also sharing the step-by-step pictures for you to follow along!
I started by cutting the legs at 10 degree angles.
I used my Kreg Jig® K5 to drill pocket holes in both ends of each leg. You can see that I have it set at 1 1/2″ pocket holes.
I used 2 1/2″ exterior pocket hole screws and wood glue to assemble the legs.
Almost done with the legs 🙂
I attached the 2×4 to between the legs first. If you attach the 2×6 first you will have a hard time adding the 2×4 – trust me 😉
and now the 2×6!
I attached the legs to the planked top and attached the stretcher with wood glue and pocket hole screws.
Then the support under the table top.
Now for the fun 🙂 I started attaching the double “x’s”. This is a great place to measure and cut as you build!
Now the small pieces.
Now, because I was designing the table as I was building, I added the trim as the final step. Don’t do this! Follow the plans and do it first but I did want to show this step so that you can see how I measure for the trim as I go. I cut the long pieces first, attached them and then measured for the short pieces.
Ahhhhhh! Love it! This table has TONS of pocket holes so I did have to fill them.
I used 3M Wood Filler to fill them all
and after it dried, I used 80-grit sandpaper from the 3M Advanced Abrasives line to smooth the wood filler out flush with the wood.
For the finish, I used one-coat of Rust-Oleum® Carrington Stain then used a sander to distress all over the table to get the worn look!
To help this table last, I put 3 coats of Spar Varnish on top of it 🙂
That was it! With some 2x boards, an afternoon of work and about $65, my family has this awesome outdoor table to enjoy and entertain at!!! Now I can splurge on some decorations 🙂 It’s time for me to get busy on some matching benches 🙂
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