Outside Patio Table, 78” L x 37” W x 28 H”
Build for around $100.00 with supplies from your local hardware store.
In the early ’90s, we needed a new dining room table – so being the handy hubby he is, Roger, (with the help of our two young kids) built it out of some beautiful white oak and four turned legs. We purchase four chairs that matched and it served our family well for over 20 years.
Unfortunately, over time and a move across the country, the table was no longer in great shape. But rather than sell it or give it away, we decided to repurpose it. I’m not USUALLY a sentimental person, but this table had held lots of family discussions, games, Christmas cookies and even sewing projects!
So over the last year, Roger has cut the top apart, sanded the pieces down, and built two end tables, a bedside table, an entry table and two cutting boards. The only parts of the table left were the four legs.
We had been looking for a bigger table for our back patio since we moved in, but hadn’t found one we really liked. We had four chairs that we liked, so we decided to use the old table legs and build a table to fit the chairs and our growing family!
BUILD THE TABLE
Materials List purchased from Lowes
Pressure treated lumber:
- 4 – 2½ ” x 2½ ” Poplar legs (I used legs from our old table, measurements are adjusted for these poplar legs)
- 3 –2” x 4” x 10’
- 10 – 5/4” x 6” decking
- 4 – 3” flat corner braces
- 10” Ryobi chop saw
- 10” Ridgid table saw
- 18 volt Dewalt cordless drill driver
- Kreg Pocket hole jig
- Ridgid circular saw
- Campbell Hausfeld Air Nailer
All measurements take into account patio chairs with seated height to tabletop of 28 inches. (table top 5/4” decking)
Size leg height appropriately for your chairs and materials.
Side rails cut to width that will accommodate chair arm clearance when sliding chair under table.
- Leg height – 26 ¾”
- Side rail Length – 69 ”
- End rail Length – 26¾”
- Side and End rail width – 2 3/8”
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