Lovely Outdoor Dinner Table and Benches

Submitted by kristyzed on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:15

I fell in love with this set from the moment I saw it on Shanty-2-Chic's website.  I knew I had to have it for the deck I just built in my backyard.  It's pretty straightforward, the only difficulty I ran into was assembling the legs.  I copied the angles provided in the instructions to a "T" but there are still some gaps where the angled pieces join.  After spray painting it they are not very noticeable.  It is a heavy beast of a table and took everything in me to help my husband heave it up on to the deck, but it's absolutely lovely.  It is so large we can easily have people over for a BBQ and everyone fits around the table.  I'm so thrilled with the results.  Thanks, Ana!

Estimated Cost
$120 for the lumber (in southern Ontario)
$30 for spray paint and I already had stain on hand
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Knotty Pine
Finish Used
I used Rustoleum Black in a Semi-gloss finish spray paint for the legs and Minwax Early Emerican for the table and bench tops. Two coats of an outdoor Polyurethane was used to finish with a light sanding after the first coat.
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:41

So sorry, I just saw this question now!  Wish I had received an email to let me know you asked a question.  You need to use a hole saw bit.  It's just a bit that you can use with any drill.  You need to determine the diameter of the umbrella pole first and then use the appropriate bit.  Hope this helps. :)