This step by step diy woodworking project is about harvest table plans. If you want to learn more about building a table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the table plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the table to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Building a harvest table
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 29″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 74 1/2″ long BRACES
- C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 25″ long, 2 pieces – 71″ long APRONS
- D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 29″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 78″ long TABLETOP
Harvest Table Plans
The first step of the table projects is to build the legs. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to make a notch to the pieces of 4×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the legs and get the job done with a circular saw.
Top Tip: Make a few parallel cuts inside the marked area and remove the excess using a chisel. Smooth the recess with sandpaper and repeat the process for the rest of the legs.
Attach the braces to the bottom of the legs, as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the 2×4 braces and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs. Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the residues using a damp cloth.
The next step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the harvest table. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs.
Top Tip: Make sure the corners are right-angled and add waterproof glue to the joints. In addition, plumb the legs with a spirit level and make sure the framing components are horizontal. Work with attention and use quality materials.
Attach the 2×4 supports to the frame of the table, in order to get the job done in a professional result. Make sure the corners are right-angled, drill pocket holes at both ends and secure them to the frame using 2 1/2″ screws.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the stretcher and secure it to the braces by using 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.
In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to attach the 2×6 slats to the frame of the table. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the slats. Leave no gaps between the slats and add waterproof glue, in order to get a proper bond between the components.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the table in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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