diy outdoor double wide table - plans from ana-white.com
19 - 2x6x8
6 - 1x6x8
4 - 2x4x8
2 - 1x3x6 (for added support - see Jaime's post)
2" and 2-1/2" exterior screws
2-1/2" pocket hole screws
6 - 4x4 @ 23"
2 - 1x6 @ 58"
2 - 1x6 @ 60"
2 - 2x4 @ 60" - shortest point measurement - both ends BEVELED at 45 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
2 - 2x4 @ 63" CUT TO FIT! - shortest point measurement - both ends BEVELED at 30 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
2 - 2x4 @ 64-7/8" CUT TO FIT! - shortest point measurement - both ends BEVELED at 15 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
8 - 2x4 @ 16-3/4" - both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, ends ARE parallel to each other, long point to short point measurement
2 - 2x4 @ 55-1/2" (stretchers)
2 - 2x6 @ 64-1/2"
3 - 2x6 @ 48"
2 - 1x6 @ 66"
Tabletop boards are 90" long - use less for spacing in between
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 three of the posts to the 1x6 end apron and the 1x6 for the bottom. Screws are recommended - use exterior screws for outdoor application. Predrill holes to prevent splitting.
Screws must be at least 2" long but could be longer if you want to use the same screws as the rest of the assembly.
Attach base to the first 2x4 board (ends cut at 45 degrees). To hide screws, attach from underside. 2" screws and glue are recommended here.
Attach next layer of 2x4 under the previous 2x4. Measure and cut to ensure perfect fit. Use 2-1/2" screws here.
Add the final bottom 2x4 same as the previous one.
Attach stretchers to base.
Use 2-1/2" screws to attach aprons to legs. Then attach joist to the 2x6 aprons. You'll need these for attaching the tabletop board to.
Attach outer aprons to the outsides of the 4x4 legs. Use 2" screws and glue.
Attach tabletop boards to joists and legs with 2-1/2" screws.
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.