Free outdoor side table plans from anawhite
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 1/4" exterior deck screws
2 - 1x3 @ 14 1/2"
3 - 1x3 @ 15"
4 - 1x3 @ 16 1/4"
5 - 1x4 @ 18 1/2"
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!
First, build the basic table frame. You can attach boards in different ways, the easiest is just using a countersink bit to drill holes and attach with screws and glue. Alternatively (Kreg jig users) you can use 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
Attach legs to outside of frame as shown in diagram.
Mark the tabletop boards and place on top of the tabletop. Predrill holes and attach - overhangs are shown in next diagram ...
Enjoy your side table!!!
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.