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Outdoor Patio Table


bjoshuanoah
bjoshuanoah
bjoshuanoah
bjoshuanoah

I found some plans from Shanty 2 Chic for an outdoor table that my wife liked. We have been needing a good table outside, and can only fit 4 people around our current dining room table.

I decided to take the plans, and change pretty much everything. Instead of pocket-hole screws, I used mortise & tenon, dovetail, and half-lap joints for the base, and attached the top with deck screws.

I've gotten great feedback on the table, and even have some friends that have offered to pay me to make one for them.

This is the first project I've done where I used more advanced joinery, so this was a learning process for me. I learned a lot about how to approach joinery from watching YouTube videos of Norm Abram and Frank Howarth, and it really paid off.

This table can be done a lot easier with pocket hole screws, and I would suggest that if you are brand new at this.

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  • Here's the link to the plans: http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2014/05/diy-outdoor-table.html
    By bjoshuanoah, on June 23, 2015


  • I love the joints, they make it look very classy. And the stain color is perfect!
    By Daniel17Mik, on June 27, 2015


  • Excellent work
    By mikeg19, on June 27, 2015


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Outdoor Patio Table

by bjoshuanoah
Jun 19, 2015

I found some plans from Shanty 2 Chic for an outdoor table that my wife liked. We have been needing a good table outside, and can only fit 4 people around our current dining room table. I decided to take the plans, and change pretty much everything. Instead of pocket-hole screws, I used mortise & tenon, dovetail, and half-lap joints for the base, and attached the top with deck screws. I've gotten great feedback on the table, and even have some friends that have offered to pay me to make one for them. This is the first project I've done where I used more advanced joinery, so this was a learning process for me. I learned a lot about how to approach joinery from watching YouTube videos of Norm Abram and Frank Howarth, and it really paid off. This table can be done a lot easier with pocket hole screws, and I would suggest that if you are brand new at this.