Cedar Patio Table w Hidden Coolers

Submitted by Goldy272 on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:04

We needed a new patio table for our deck and I loved this design. I made it out of cedar which worked beautifully and made a few small tweaks:

- Needed it longer and wider so added two more 2x4's to the middle and added 2x6 end caps (as another poster had done).
- I did not add the holes to the cooler covers for uniformity, they slide in and out very easily.
- I used 4x4's as the legs and constructed the table skirting around it. This is a very sturdy design.

Built some benches for seating and they worked out great.

Overall I loved this build and it was fairly simple. Stained with Penofin deck stain (red label) and a spar varnish for protection.

Hope you like it!

Estimated Cost
$320
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cedar
Finish Used
Stained with Penofin deck stain (red label) and a spar varnish for protection.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Goldy272

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:43

Thank you! Local lumber yard that had great stuff. I will say though that I had to get some additional pieces from Home Depot and their cedar is fairly nice too. Beware though, they don't have true 1x cedar (at least here in St. Louis) it's more like 1/2 inch think.

Goldy272

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:43

Thank you! Local lumber yard that had great stuff. I will say though that I had to get some additional pieces from Home Depot and their cedar is fairly nice too. Beware though, they don't have true 1x cedar (at least here in St. Louis) it's more like 1/2 inch think.

coleyld10

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:00

Really well done with the two-tone stain. What particular colors of Penofin did you use? I'm working on a similar build and would like to use your color combination.

jmilkeris

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:06

Do you happen to have your lumber list? I'm not the greatest with add ons, LOL! If you happen to have a step by step that's even better.
Thanks,
Jennifer