Outdoor Providence Table

Submitted by splout on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:11

This was my first attempt at building a piece of furniture. It's an outdoor table based on the providence table plans. I used old 4x4 pressure treated posts from part of my fence that was no longer needed for the base. The posts were fit together using lap joints and secured using fastenlok screws. The base was then painted with french grey chalk paint (first time experimenting with chalk paint) and then covered with a thin coat of brown briwax.

The top is made of 8 foot by 1 inch ipe boards that are 4 different widths but the overall width is about 42 inches. The ipe was purchased rough sawn and needed to be planed to uniform thickness. I used a natural stain meant specifically for ipe and other tropical hardwoods.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$220 for me - 200 for ipe boards, 20 for paint, 4x4 posts free
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Ipe for top and pressure treated 4x4's for base
Finish Used
French grey chalk paint and briwax for base. Natural tropical hardwood stain for top.
Required Skill Level
Beginner