Adirondack Table Plans

Julian January 21, 2013 Comments Off

 

This step by step diy article is about adirondack table plans. If you are looking for a simple weekend project or to add character and style to your backyard relaxation area,  you should definitely pay attention to this project. The best part about this woodworking plans is that you only need basic tools and it also doesn’t require complex carpentry skills to get a professional result.

Nevertheless, there area few aspect that you should take into account before starting the work. First, you should adjust the size of the table to your needs and tastes. Afterwards, you should choose quality materials, such as cedar, redwood or pine. Always pre-drill the lumber before inserting the 1 1/4″ galvanized screws and add waterproof glue to enhance the bond of the joints.

  • A - 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 17″ LEGS
  • B - 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 21″, 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 20″ RAILS
  • C - 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 4 1/4″, 4 pieces of 1×4 – 6″, 2 pieces of 1×6 – 7 3/4″ END SLATS
  • D - 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 49 1/2″, 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 24″ TOP

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

Building an adirondack table

Building an adirondack table

Building an adirondack table

 

Top Tip: Building a small adirondack table is a great woodworking project, as any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done, in just several hours. Nevertheless, you should plans everything as to fit your needs and use weather-resistant lumber.

 

Adirondack Table Plans

Building the legs

Building the legs

The first step of the project is to build the legs of the table. As you can see in the image, you should use 1×6 lumber, as to enhance the look of the adirondack table.

Top Tip: Use a good circular saw to cut the legs at the right size and shape, making sure you smooth the edges the medium-grit sandpaper. You can adjust the size of the table, as to fit your needs and tastes.

Installing the rails

Installing the rails

Continue the project by installing the top rails. In order to assemble the frame of the adirondack table, we recommend you to build the rails from 1×3 lumber. Cut the components and attach them to the legs, after aligning them at both ends.

In addition, you should plumb the sides of the table and to make sure the corners are right-angled. Work with great attention and with good judgement, if you want to get a professional result.

Fitting the top

Fitting the top

Installing the top of the adirondack table is a straight forward process, but you can get the job done in several ways. In our case, we consider that adding 1×4 slats on both sides of the table and a 1×6 slats on the middle is a good choice, as it adds character to the table.

Place the slats equally spaced, making sure they overhand 3/4″ on the front and back. Drill pilot holes, countersink the head of the screws and insert 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.

Building the ends pieces

Building the ends pieces

Continue the woodworking project by installing the end slats. As you can notice in the plans, you should follow the same pattern as in the case of the tabletop. Cut the ends of the slats in a decorative manner, using a circular saw and following the plans.

Attach the slats to the rails and secure them into place with galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes trough the slats and countersink the head of the screws.

Adirondack table plans

Adirondack table plans

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and let the compound to dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper along the wood grain.

Top Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the outdoor storage box and to protect the components from decay. Check out the rest of the project, to how how to build the deck stair rails.

 

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