This step by step diy project is about bbq table plans. These plans are based on Bren’s project, so all the credit should go to him. Many people liked Bren’s project and expressed their wish to build one, so I quickly made these sketches to help anyone who want to make the bbq table. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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BBQ Table Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 32″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 15″ long, 4 pieces – 34 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 13 1/2″ long FRAMES
- C – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 31 1/2″ long CLEATS
- D – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 13 1/2″ long SHELF
- E – 3 pieces of 5/4″x6 lumber – 38″ long TABLETOP
- 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 5/6″x6 lumber- 10′
- 1 1/4″ pocket screws, 2 1/2″ pocket screws,
- 2″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 2″ brad nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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How to build a bbq wooden table
The first step of the project is to build the two frames for the bbq table. As you can easily notice in the plans, you need to drill pocket holes at both ends of the 34 1/2″ slats and secure them to the perpendicular components with 1 1/4″ pocket screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Align the edges flush for a neat result.
Next, assemble the bbq table bu attaching the 2×2 legs into place. Align everything with attention, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2″ screws into the frames. Alternatively, you can insert the screws through the frames into the legs, but this will leave the head of the screws exposed.
Reinforce the top frame by installing a middle 1×4 support. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the support and lock it into place with 1 1/4″ screws.
Fit 2×2 cleats for the lower shelf. If you want to keep the table lightweight, you can replace the 2x2s with 1x2s. Irrespective of your choice, drill pocket holes at both ends and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ pocket screws. Align the edges and check the corners for squareness. Make sure you leave 3/4″ front the top edge of the frame to the cleats, so you can install the 1×4 shelf slats.
Fit the 1×4 slats to the lower shelf, as shown in the plans. Place a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the slats to create even gaps. In addition, lock the slats into place with 2″ brad nails.
Build the tabletop from 5/4″x6 or 2×6 lumber. After cutting the slats at 38″ you need to center them to the top frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the top slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame. You can use clamps to lock the slats together when inserting the screws, to leave no gaps between them.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Smooth the table with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of paint or stain.
This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few hours without much effort. Remember that you need to adjust the size of the components so they suit your own needs. Don’t forget to check out the rest of my outdoor furniture projects, as I have designed lots of plans.
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