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Outdoor Coffee Table

Our 2x4 outdoor sofas have been wonderful. I love them so much, I had to make a matching outdoor coffee table. This coffee table is just 2x4s, and all you’ll need to build it is a drill and a saw.

Click here to download Ana White's project plans for this How-To!

Steps


STEP 1: I prestained all of my 2x4 boards on sawhorses outside. I like to prestain outdoor projects especially if they are slatted, creating difficult to reach areas, and because I can stain all sides of every board, further protecting joints from the weather and moisture.

This stain is a translucent penetrating deck/fence stain. It soaks into the wood for deep protection. To keep up with protection, you just have to reapply a coat about every 5 years. No sanding, stripping, just brush on over the existing coat.


STEP 1: I prestained all of my 2x4 boards on sawhorses outside. I like to prestain outdoor projects especially if they are slatted, creating difficult to reach areas, and because I can stain all sides of every board, further protecting joints from the weather and moisture. 

This stain is a translucent penetrating deck/fence stain. It soaks into the wood for deep protection. To keep up with protection, you just have to reapply a coat about every 5 years. No sanding, stripping, just brush on over the existing coat.
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STEP 2: All of the cuts in this project are simple square cuts. A compound miter saw is the fastest and easiest way to make cuts, but a circular saw with a square and clamps can be used as well.


STEP 2: All of the cuts in this project are simple square cuts. A compound miter saw is the fastest and easiest way to make cuts, but a circular saw with a square and clamps can be used as well.
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STEP 3: Attach two legs to an apron, two 3” deck screws per joint.


STEP 3: Attach two legs to an apron, two 3” deck screws per joint.
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STEP 4: Screw a breadboard end to the top of the leg set built in previous step, attaching to both legs and apron with 3” deck screws.


STEP 4: Screw a breadboard end to the top of the leg set built in previous step, attaching to both legs and apron with 3” deck screws.
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STEP 5:Build the table base with long aprons and remaining short aprons, attaching with 3” deck screws. Center middle support on long aprons.


STEP 5:Build the table base with long aprons and remaining short aprons, attaching with 3” deck screws. Center middle support on long aprons.
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STEP 6: Raise table support up off workbench on scrap 2x4 boards. Attach legs to end aprons with 3” deck screws. Use at least six screws per side.


STEP 6: Raise table support up off workbench on scrap 2x4 boards. Attach legs to end aprons with 3” deck screws. Use at least six screws per side.
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STEP 7: Flip table over and lay remaining boards on top. Attach outside tabletop boards first, all edges flush on outsides.


STEP 7: Flip table over and lay remaining boards on top. Attach outside tabletop boards first, all edges flush on outsides.
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STEP 8: Place remaining tabletop boards in table, spacing about ¾” apart.


STEP 8: Place remaining tabletop boards in table, spacing about ¾” apart.
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STEP 9: Attach tabletop boards to supports with 3” deck screws. Do not overdrive screws. TIP: Attach in pattern for a more attractive tabletop.


STEP 9: Attach tabletop boards to supports with 3” deck screws. Do not overdrive screws. TIP: Attach in pattern for a more attractive tabletop.
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aubriee
aubriee

Where are the measurements for the cuts?

aubriee
aubriee

Also where did you get the fabulous cushions for the sectional? Love them!

angalexava
angalexava

Did anyone ever answer this question?

aubriee
aubriee

Thanks for adding the download with the measurements.

Nancybo
Nancybo

I can't find the measurements. Where did you find them?

crozzby
crozzby

I'm soooo looking forward to my first build. Thanks for making this so easy. For those of you looking for the measurements up at the top is a link. Right Below "Outdoor Coffee Table" is the link.

stephaniemthomas1_100799
stephaniemthomas1_100799

There is a link to the plans with measurements above the Steps section. Love this project!

Spookypook
Spookypook

Why would you stain before making your cuts!?!?!?! Now you have to get the stain out again!

angalexava
angalexava

Hi, Where are the cushions from? Love them!!!!

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy
Categories: Furniture, Exterior Spaces

Materials Used:

  • 7 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long

  • 80 – 3” self-tapping exterior deck screws

  • Measuring Tape,

  • Pencil

  • Eye + Ear Protection

  • Clamps

  • Drill bit


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