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
- 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
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Week
- Part 1: Outdoor sectional sofa plans
- Part 2: Outdoor corner sectional sofa
- Part 3: Outdoor table plans
How to build a patio 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.
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.
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.
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.
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