• 3 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
• 3 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
• 2 1/2” exterior screws
• 2” exterior deck screws or galvanized finish nails (for nailing top down)
• 2 - 2x4 @ 44 1/2” (side aprons)* • 3 - 2x4 @ 20 1/2” (end aprons) • 4 - 2x4 @ 15 1/4” (legs) • 6 - 1x4 @ 47 1/2” (tabletop) * *NOTE: I took 1/2” off these measurements to conserve board use. Cut list is correct.
Cut out all boards from cut list. Cut half of the cut list from each 2x4 to get all cuts to fit on the 2x4s.
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!
Attach long aprons to shorter aprons by predrilling holes with the countersink bit and screwing 2 1/2” exterior screws into predrilled holes. Take a second to check for square by measuring diagonally from corner to corner and adjusting so diagonal measurements are the same.
I recommend adding an additional 2x4 support (20 1/2" long and in cut list) to the center - attaching exactly as you do the end aprons.
Clamp legs to frame and predrill 4 holes (in pattern for a better looking product) to the apron.
Drill two holes with countersink bit on each end of each board, 2 1/4” in. Attach through predrilled holes with deck screws and exterior wood glue.
Alternatively, you can use glue and galvanized finish nails
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.