Ana Whites site is always my first stop for inspiration, she always has good designs and diagrams. I usually use her plans as a rough guide, and then tweak them as needed.
For this table, I made it 42" square, and adjusted the height.
The main difference is I built this from PT pine, and cedar as this is going to be an outdoor table, and I would like it to last. I painted the frame with 3 coats of exterior semi gloss paint, and used Helmsman spar urethane for the top. I did not stain the wood, as I love the color variations of natural cedar.
I also used galvanized carriage bolts to connect the legs. This increased the costt, but I wanted to be able to remove the legs. For more in depth connection details see my blog.
The table turned out quite well, is very sturdy and has gotten quite a few compliments, thanks Ana for the inspiration to build cool stuf! I love building STUFF!
Helmsman spar urethane for tabletop