4 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
7 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 1/2" exterior self tapping screws OR 2 1/2" Pocket hole screws
1 1/4" or longer galvanized finish nails
7 - 2x2 @ 19 1/2" long
4 - 2x2 @ 15 1/4" long (legs)
3 - 2x2 @ 44 1/2" long
13 - 1x2 @ 47 1/2" long
2 - 1x3 @ 22 1/2" long
2 - 1x3 @ 49" long
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!
Start by building the two ends leg sets. You can use pocket hole screws or countersunk screws, your choice. Use an exterior appropriate wood glue as well.
Then add the two side supports and bottom stretcher, same technique as the legs.
And then the center supports. With all these supports, this table is rock solid when you are done!
Next, attach the top slats, leaving about 1/4" in between each slat.
And then finish trimming out the remaining sides.
Finishing tutorial coming soon!
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.