This step by step diy woodworking project is about post built table plans. I have designed this simple to build but sturdy small table so you can attach it to a an already existing 6×6 post. If you are looking for a super neat design and an interesting concept, you need to check this out. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Post Built Table Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24″ long FRAME
- B – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long TRIMS
- C – 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 27″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10 3/4″ long TOP
- 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 4′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 2″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain
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How to build a simple elevated planter box
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the outdoor post table. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Use a chisel to clean the recess and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Join the components together by locking the slots together tightly. As, you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to fit the frame of the table around the 6×6 post. You can adjust the height at which you place the frame of the table. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the post. Use a spirit level to check if the frame of the table is perfectly horizontal.
Use 2×6 lumber for the exterior trims. Make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the trims and then attach them to the exterior of the frame. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them to the frame of the table. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Afterwards, you have to attach the 1×4 trims to the top of the frame. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Last, but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of stain/paint to enhance the look of the outdoor post table and to protect the components from decay.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. If you like my project, I recommend you to take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans HERE. See all my table plans HERE. Choose from thousands of free designs and fill your life with DIY joy!
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