Round Outdoor Adirondack Side Table

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Free plans to build a lightweight, simple round Adirondack side table.  Good tutorial with lots of diagrams, images, and reader photos from

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Shopping List
  • 2 - 1x4 Boards, 10 feet long (cedar or other weather resistant species recommended) - can also use pallets
  • 3 - 1x2 Boards, 8 feet long (cedar or other weather resistant species recommended)
  • Use 1-1/2" to 2" long self tapping exterior wood screws (star bit don't strip...)
Common Materials
2 inch screws
Cut List
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 31 1/2"
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 30 7/16"
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 27 1/16"
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 20"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 29 3/4"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 23 1/2"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 3 1/2"
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 30" (Both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, parallel ends)
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 17 1/2"
Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!


Step 1

Start in the center and attach the tabletop supports to the underside of tabletop with 1 1/4" screws and glue. Use the diagram above to help you find the centers of the supports and tabletop boards. Then work you way outwards, leaving a 1/2" gap between tabletop boards. When all boards are screw to supports, use a string held in the center of the table and to a pencil to draw circle shape as shown above. Cut out circle shape with jigsaw. Sand edges until smooth and even.

Step 2

Lay the legs supports on the underside of the table as shown above. Use 2" screws and glue to attach supports to underside of table. Round corners to give the table a softer look as shown in diagram.

Step 3

Round corners of spacers and attach to legs supports as shown above. Use 1 1/4" fasteners and glue.

Step 4

Attach legs to the tabletop as shown above.

If wanting to make table collapsible, use a bolt instead of screws here.

Step 5

Attach at the center with a screw.

If wanting to make this table collapsible, use a bolt that is removeable instead of screws.

Step 6

Supports - attach base supports as shown above.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. 

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.


angie b (not verified)

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 04:08

i've just found you, I'm just finishing the outdoor bench, thank you so much. Any shot of a BBQ helper, something that can store all the tongs, etc, with a top to prepare, i was looking at the red cart. As soon as my hubby saw that i was interested in building, he went right out and got my the master kreg tool....and requested a BBQ cart.
thanks so much for your time, it is much appreciated,
southern Ca

Guest (not verified)

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:35

Thanks so much for sharing this. My husband made me adirondack chairs many years ago. I love them, but I have been bugging him to make a table to go with them. thanks to you, now maybe he will make one for me.

Vivila (not verified)

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:10

Um is it just me or does the .pdf not work?? Love this, am think of making an Adirondack set for mum for xmas :) I think she would love sitting out in the garden on these. Love it!

Sharon L (not verified)

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 11:28

I just went out and got a couple pallets to use for this project. We just moved and I don't have half my tools, but I will make it work! This is going on the porch at the new house, photos will follow of course!

dolson3287 (not verified)

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:16

Love the color blue of the adirondeck side table. Can anyone tell me what shade blue it is?


Tue, 10/01/2013 - 07:03

The PDF file is not showing the steps. There is only 3 pages.