This step by step diy woodworking project is about outdoor side table plans. If you want to learn more about building an outdoor side 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 patio 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Outdoor Side Table Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 15″ long, 4 pieces – 11″ long FRAME
- C – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long TABLETOP
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Building a side table
The first step of the woodworking project is about building the aprons for the side table. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to build the aprons out of 1×4 lumber.
Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a professional jigsaw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a cleaner. Make sure you take accurate measurements.
The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the supports to the legs of the outdoor side table. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons.
Attach the aprons to legs and insert the 1 1/4″ galvanized screws, after making sure the corners are right-angled. Add waterproof glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the joints.
The next step of the woodworking project is to lock the sides of the table together by fitting the aprons. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons and secure them to the legs with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to fit the 1×4 slats to the top of the table, as well as to the bottom shelf. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws.
Place the slats equally-spaced if you want to get a professional result. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and make sure you leave no gaps between the components. Work with attention and with great care.
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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