Small outdoor table plans

This step by step diy project is about small outdoor table plans. If you want to add character to your outdoor sectional sofa, building a small table is the right approach. Adjust the design to suits your needs. This table is designed so any person having average woodworking skills can get the job done in just a weekend, using common tools and materials.

This wooden table can also be used in your home, as it features a neat design that can match almost any style. You should always plan everything form the very beginning and to adjust the size of the table to your needs, while you can still use the woodworking techniques described in this project. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.

 

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Small outdoor table plans

Building an outdoor table

Building an outdoor table

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14 1/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 25 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 28 1/4″, 8 piece – 17″ long PANELS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Building the frame of the table

Building the frame of the table

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the table. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 1×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow components and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create a rigid frame.

Smart Tip: Check if the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Assembling the frame of the table

Assembling the frame of the table

 

Continue the project by attaching the legs to the table. Use 1×4 lumber for the legs. Cut the components at the right size and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and check if the frame of the table is perfectly horizontal.

 

Attaching the tabletop

Attaching the tabletop

 

Next, you need to build the tabletop out of 1×4 slats. First, you need to install the side slats to the frame of the table. Cut the components at the right size and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ nails. Align the edges with great care and leave no gaps between the components.

Cut the rest of the components at the right size and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the slats into place and secure them to the side slats using 1 1/4″ screws. Drill pilot holes and insert a few screws into the supports under the yellow slats.

 

Small outdoor table plans

Small outdoor table plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours.  Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the outdoor furniture plans featured on our website.

 

 

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