Build a collapsible potting table or BBQ area to provide an extra outdoor surface that can be stored away in the off season.
1 - 1 x 6 @ 8' 1 - 1 x 6 @ 4' 4 - 1 x 4 @ 8' 6 - 1x2 @ 8' 3 sets 1 1/2" butt hinges *Optional* 1 extra 1x2 @ 8', mentioned in step 7
8 - 1x2 @ 27 1/4" 8 - 1x2 @ 17 3/4" 4 - 1x2 @ 14 1/2" 2 - 1x2 @ 12 1/2", ends cut at 45*, not parallel 2 - 1x2 @ 21 3/4" 4 - 1x4 @ 37 1/8" 6 - 1x4 @ 21 3/4" 2 - 1x4 @ 13 1/8" 2 - 1x6 @ 37 1/8" 2 - 1x6 @ 23 1/4"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
You can pocket hole the top boards together, but I would recommend that you plank them on a scrap board, leaving a slight gap between boards for drainage and to allow the boards to move, as it will be outside. If you plank them, arrange them inside the 1x6s , top down, and place the scrap board on top of them, gluing and screwing into place.Then you can either screw the plank inside with pocket holes or with countersunk screws from the outside.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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