Outdoor Modern Bar Table, X Base
Turn your patio or deck into an entertainment meca with this simple modern bar height table. Works with the simple modern bar stools.
3 – 10′ 1x4s (Tabletop Boards)
2 – 8′ 1×3 Boards (Supports and Aprons)
3 – 8′ 1x4s (Legs and Cross Braces)
Work on a clean level surface with straight boards. Finish all of your boards before assembly. Predrill and countersink your screws. Check for square after each step. Be safe.
2 – 1×3 @ 32″ (Side Aprons)
4 – 1×3 @ 30 1/2″ (End Aprons and Supports)
9 – 1×4 @ 33 1/2″ (Tabletop boards, cut from the 10′ 1x4s)
4 – 1×4 @ 41 1/4″ (Legs)
1 – 1×4 @ 46″ (Long Cross Support, both ends cut at 45 degrees PARALLEL to each other)
2 – 1×4 @ 22 3/4″ (Short Cross Support, one end cut at 45 degrees)
Build your tabletop frame as shown above using 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
Screw down your tabletop boards as shown above. You can use a Kreg Jig™ to screw from the frame into the underside of your tabletop boards to hide screw holes.
Add your legs as directed above.
LONG CROSS SUPPORT
Add the long cross support as shown above. You do not need glue if you plan on disassembling the table easily.
SHORTER CROSS BRACES
Begin by add in one cross brace as shown above. Then add the second, offsetting just a tiny bit to get your screw in place. If you have a Kreg Jig™, you can get around this problem easily by drilling pocket holes in the bottoms and tops of the cross support.
If you choose to prefinish your table, go around and fill any holes with wood filler or paintable silicone. Sand as needed and apply a finish coat of paint.