My Outdoor Modern Farm Table

Submitted by tara-m on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 10:22

I have a rustic outdoor room made out of our garage. We started the project last summer but it took until this weekend to get a table built. I was skeptical that I would be able to build a table myself, but I knew this table would fit in my backyard decor and I had to do it!

Using the plans from the site, I was able to build this almost entirely by myself. I got help for flipping it and adding the side aprons.

I started around noon with a trip to Lowe's and was done by about 7:30. The wood and screws cost around $50. I still have to finish it and am thinking of staining it dark brown.

Also, the guy at Lowe's recommended that I used deck screws. So that is what I used. I did not pre-drill all the holes. I also put the 2x6s in the table top, then flipped it over and added the 2x2 supports and screwed them in. I think that saved some time and seemed to work out okay.

Thanks for a great project, Ana! I am so proud of myself that I did this! Now I am off to make a bench to match.

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Day Project (6-9 Hours)
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