Outdoor Table

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Turn your space into the best Spring hang-out spot with this easy DIY outdoor table!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Thickness Planer
  • Tape Measure
  • Brad Nailer
  • Orbit Sander
  • Drill

Accessories

  • Black Oxide Drill Bit Set (21-Piece) and Impact Rated Driving Kit (40-Piece)
  • Hex Shank Countersinks - 4 Pack

Materials

  • #10 x 3" Flat Head Deck Screws
  • 1" x 4" x 8' Rough Cut Cedar Board (8)
  • 1-1/2" x 18-Gauge Collated Nails
  • 2" x 4" x 8' Rough Cut Cedar Board (8)
  • 2-1/2" Coarse Square-Head Pocket Hole Screws
  • 4" x 4" x 8' Rough Cut Cedar Post (2)
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Stain

Steps

Step 1

First, cut out all material using the Lumber & Sheet Cut Layout Guide. Then, plane all the rough boards to an even, thickness. Plane the 4"x 4" board to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2". Plane the 2"x 4" board to 1-1/2" x 3-1/2". Plane the 1"x 4" board to 3/4" x 3-1/2".

Tools

Miter Saw, Tape Measure, Planer, Sander

Materials

2" x 4"x 8' Rough Cut Cedar Board (8), 1" x 4"x 8' Rough Cut Cedar Board (8), 4" x 4"x 8' Rough Cut Cedar Post (2)

Step 2

Drill (2) pocket holes on each end of the 75-1/2” center brace board and both 68-1/2” side brace boards. Only drill pocket holes on one side. Make sure the holes are 7/8” from each side as shown in the diagram.

Tools

Drill, Tape Measure

Materials

Pocket Hole Jig

Step 3

Drill (4) countersink holes on each end of the 36" boards. Follow the measurements shown in the diagram in the Project Plan PDF.

Tools

Drill, Tape Measure, Countersink Bit Set

Step 4

Drill (2) countersink holes in the (2) 75-1/2" side apron boards. Follow the measurements shown in the diagram found in the Project Plan PDF.

Tools

Drill, Countersink Bit Set

Step 5

Assemble a box by aligning the 36” boards and 75-1/2” boards. Glue and attach with 3” deck screws. Thread the deck screws through the (2) outside pocket holes in the 75-1/2” boards.

Tools

Drill, Impact Drill Bits

Materials

#10 x 3" Flat Head Deck Screws

Step 6

Find the center of the box created in Step 5. Align the 75-1/2” brace board so that it is equal distance (EQ) from each side. Glue and attach the board with 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Tools

Drill, Impact Drill Bit

Materials

2-1/2" Coarse Square-Head Pocket Hole Screws

Step 7

Align the 4” x 4” legs into each corner. Glue and attach the legs with 3” deck screws.

Tools

Drill, Impact Drill Bits

Materials

#10 x 3" Flat Head Deck Screws, Wood Glue

Step 8

Stand the table upright. Align a 31” tabletop board to the end of the table. Allow a 1” overhang on the side and allow equal space at each end. Glue and nail in place with 1-1/2” brad nails.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1-1/2" 18-Gauge Collated Nails, Wood Glue

Step 9

Repeat Step 8 at the opposite end of the table.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1-1/2" 18-Gauge Collated Nails, Wood Glue

Step 10

Align the 80-1/2” side rail boards on both sides. Align them evenly with the edge of the table. Glue and nail in place with 1-1/2” brad nails.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1-1/2" 18-Gauge Collated Nails, Wood Glue

Step 11

Start adding 31” boards to the inside of the tabletop frame. Glue and attach to the side and center boards with 1 1/2” brad nails.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1-1/2" 18-Gauge Collated Nails, Wood Glue

Step 12

Repeat Step 11 and add remaining center boards.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1-1/2" 18-Gauge Collated Nails, Wood Glue

Step 13

Plug countersink holes. Sand and stain to your desired finish.

Tools

Sander

Materials

Stain