Make It: A Simple Outdoor Dining Table on the Cheap!

created at: 06/20/2011

Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you'd just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here's a simple DIY project that'll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.  

This outdoor dining table comes courtesy of Ana White, a blogger and avid builder of, well, just about everything!  It's part of her "simple modern outdoor collection" of DIY projects, which also includes stackable chairs, benches, and a sectional amongst other things.  Her site is truly a treasure trove of great DIY projects, so be sure to check it out.

created at: 06/20/2011

Meanwhile, let's see what kind of shopping list we'll need for the table:

  • 5 – 12′ – 1×4 Boards (Cut Tabletop Boards from these)
  • 5 – 8′ – 1×4 (Supports and Aprons)
  • 1 – 12′ 2×4
  • 1 1/4″ Screws
  • 2″ Screws
  • 2 1/2″ Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Finishing Supplies

Once you're all set and ready to tackle this simple outdoor table, head on over to Ana-White.com for the full tutorial!

P.S. Depending on the kind of wood you get, this project should only set you back between $50-$100.  Not too shabby, right?

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Gerry on May 27, 2014:

Were can I find the blueprints for the chairs?

Heidi on Jul 16, 2012:

Guess who just found her husband's next project.  If I go buy the wood right now, he will have to get started-- right?


CapreeK on Jun 20, 2011:

Do it, do it! :D

bruno on Jun 20, 2011:

Um.... wow. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. I want to make this *right now*.

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