Wooden Table Plans Free

14 Jul

Wooden Table Plans Free

Outdoor chair plans

Outdoor chair plans

Outdoor table plans would enhance your patio, especially if you like to spend you time together with your friends and family. Taking into consideration the high price of outdoor tables, you could get the job done by yourself and get an unique design, that fits your needs and  tastes. If you know the basic woodworking techniques and use proper materials, you could obtain a professional result.

Go to several lumberyards and ask an estimate for the needed materials and choose the best offer in terms of money and quality. If you will place the table in your backyard, buy lumber designed for this task, such as cedar, redwood or pressure-treated lumber. After you get the job done, apply several coats of varnish or paint, to protect the wood from wood decay or water damage.

Materials:

  • 4×4 Lumber – for the legs
  • 2×4 Lumber – aprons
  • 1×6 Lumber – top of the table
  • 3” screws

Tools

  • Circular saw
  • Router
  • Sander
  • Drill machinery
  • screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Handsaw

Top Tip:

  • Round the edges of the wooden components with a router and a 1/4” bit
  • Sand the wooden surfaces with a sander, using first 120-grit sandpaper and last fine-grit sandpaper
  • Measure the lumber several times, before cutting the components with a circular saw

Building A Wooden Table

If you want to get a neat look, you could use butt joints, even if they are quite a complicate task. Nevertheless, you could get the job done as a professional, by using a jigsaw, a drill and a hammer. Work with great care and with good judgement, making sure you pick the lumber that is straight and knot-free. Check the wooden boards before buying them, otherwise you might not be satisfied with the end result. You should also consider adding outdoor bench plans to your deck or patio, to enhance the look of your garden.

Outdoor table plans

Outdoor table plans

First of all, you have to build the wooden legs of the table, from 4×4 lumber. Measure the 30” long legs and cut the components with a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges with a sand block, in order to get a nice appearance.  With the legs cut,  you have to install the 2×4 aprons into place. Plumb the legs with a spirit level and lock the components together with screws. In order to get the job done like a pro, you should pre-drill holes, before inserting the 3” screws.

Continue the project by installing the stretchers into place, making sure it is flush with the four leg of the table. Cut the boards that form the top of the wooden table  and install them into place with decking screws. Countersink the head of the screws and fill the holes with wood putty. Sand the wooden surface with am orbital sander and apply several coats of varnish or protective paint.

If you want to complete the woodworking project in a professional manner, hide the edges of the boards, by installing 2×2 trims. Nevertheless, you could also round the edges of the slats with a 1/4”, if you don’t want to fit 2×2 trims into place.

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