Double Trestle Outdoor Table

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Happy Friday!!!

I'm delighted to share a new plan with you today!

Jaime from That's My Letter and I collaborated on this oh-so-massive outdoor dining table!

Seating now less than 10 adults!!!

Of course, plans follow - but please, stop over and check out lots more photos, step-by-step building pics over at Jaime's blog, That's My Letter.

Thanks Jaime!

XO Ana + Family

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above
Dimensions: 

19 - 2x6x8
6 - 1x6x8
4 - 2x4x8
2- 4x4x8
2 - 1x3x6 (for added support - see Jaime's post)
2" and 2-1/2" exterior screws
2-1/2" pocket hole screws

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
jigsaw
compound miter saw
staple gun
countersink drill bit
Cut List: 

LEGS
6 - 4x4 @ 23"
2 - 1x6 @ 58"
2 - 1x6 @ 60"
2 - 2x4 @ 60" - shortest point measurement - both ends BEVELED at 45 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
2 - 2x4 @ 63" CUT TO FIT! - shortest point measurement - both ends BEVELED at 30 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
2 - 2x4 @ 64-7/8" CUT TO FIT! - shortest point measurement - both ends BEVELED at 15 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
8 - 2x4 @ 16-3/4" - both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, ends ARE parallel to each other, long point to short point measurement

2 - 2x4 @ 55-1/2" (stretchers)
2 - 2x6 @ 64-1/2"
3 - 2x6 @ 48"
2 - 1x6 @ 66"

Tabletop boards are 90" long - use less for spacing in between

Project Type: 
Skill Level: 
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Attach three of the posts to the 1x6 end apron and the 1x6 for the bottom. Screws are recommended - use exterior screws for outdoor application. Predrill holes to prevent splitting.

Screws must be at least 2" long but could be longer if you want to use the same screws as the rest of the assembly.

Step 2

Attach base to the first 2x4 board (ends cut at 45 degrees). To hide screws, attach from underside. 2" screws and glue are recommended here.

Summary: 

diy outdoor double wide table - plans from ana-white.com

Step 3

Attach next layer of 2x4 under the previous 2x4. Measure and cut to ensure perfect fit. Use 2-1/2" screws here.

Step 4

Add the final bottom 2x4 same as the previous one.

Step 5

Attach cross bracing with 2" screws to the outer end apron. Then attach to legs with 2-1/2" screws.

Repeat to build two ends.

Step 6

Attach stretchers to base.

Step 7

Use 2-1/2" screws to attach aprons to legs. Then attach joist to the 2x6 aprons. You'll need these for attaching the tabletop board to.

Step 8

Attach outer aprons to the outsides of the 4x4 legs. Use 2" screws and glue.

Step 9

Step 9 Instructions: 

Attach tabletop boards to joists and legs with 2-1/2" screws.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Easiest Industrial Cart

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Hi everyone, Jen here today!

This is a fun simple project with big impact! I love the mix of wood and metal.

Oh did I mention it only took 2 hours from start to finish, one board, one stick of “angle aluminum” and some screws!

Well, it actually goes finish first on this one!  The first step was to cut down my 2 x 12 into 3 pieces at 31 1/2” (so I could get three shelves out of one 8 foot long board). I gave them a good sanding and stained them.

I used Carrington by RustOleum - it's got a slight reddish tint, very pretty!

Now for the aluminum angle.  You can find it at most any hardware store, and it's pretty inexpensive -

Aluminum angle comes in precut sizes, but mine were 48" in length, so I decided to cut them in half.  

The best way I've found to cut aluminum angle is with a jigsaw with a metal blade.

Just clamp the aluminum angle down,

And it cuts like butter!

Even easier than cutting wood!

Then it was time add the aluminum angle to the boards.

 I set my 3 boards on their side on a couple sawhorses, set the first aluminum piece flush with the top and bottom board. 

Then I predrilled through just the aluminum where I wanted to place my self tapping screws, 

One on each side of the angle piece. 

I did the top board first and then the bottom.  I measured and marked the middle of the angle piece and set the center of the middle 2 x 12 board and did the same, predrilled and sunk my self tapping screws.

I did the same for all four sides. Almost done.

Then I just needed to add these sweet casters! I used 1 1/4” self tapping screws here.

I flipped it up and stood back to admire. 

AMAZING! It's really is amazing what 2 hours and few materials can make! 

Would look amazing in the kitchen as a baking cart,

Or if your kiddos are heading back to school, a great place to store art and school supplies that will easily wheel into a closet or bedroom.

Now it's your turn, just do it!

Dimensions: 

1 - 2x12 board, 8 feet long
96" of 1" aluminum angle
24 - 1-1/4" self tapping wood screws
4 - caster wheels (we used 4") with 16 screws to attach to base

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
jigsaw
sander
Cut List: 

3 - 2x12 @ 32-1/2"
4 - aluminum angle @ 24"

Project Type: 
Skill Level: 
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Step 2

Summary: 

easiest every bookshelf with modern industrial styling! free step by step plans from ana-white.com

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Modern Indsutrial Adjustable Sawhorse Desk to Coffee Table

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Please welcome Toliy today.

Toliy is an industrial design student, spending his summer break local to us in Alaska.

We put Toliy right to work, embracing his modern, industrial style, by having him design,

And build his own desk.

A desk that also converts to coffee table height.

NOTE: Due to the height of the all-thread, when converted to a coffee table, the height is a little high (21") than a standard coffee table.

You'll find the desk plans following.

More from Toliy coming soon.

Dimensions: 
Height is adjustable
Dimensions: 

2 - 2x4 boards, 8 feet long

1 - 2x6 board, 6 feet long

1 - 1x4 board, 8 feet long

1 - tabletop, minimum 24" x 48"

4 - 18" long 5/8" allthread

4 - floor flanges to match allthread (for attaching all thread to underside of tabletop) and screws no longer than 1-1/2" for attaching flanges to 2x6s

8 - nuts to match allthread

8 - washers to match allthread

NOTE: You can use different size allthread (3/4", 1" etc) just make sure the fittings work with the allthread.

Common Materials: 
2 inch screws
2 1/2 inch screws
2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
countersink drill bit
Cut List: 

8 - 2x4 @ 16-5/8" long (both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends ARE parallel, short point to long point measurement)
4 - 2x6 @ 23-1/2" long
4 - 2x4 @ 5-3/8" long (both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel, long point to long point measurement)
4 - 2x4 @ 8-7/8" long (both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel, long point to long point measurement)
4 - 1x4 @ 23-1/2" long

Project Type: 
Skill Level: 
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Attach legs to underside of 2x6, edges flush to outside of 2x6. We used 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws - very sturdy this way.

Step 2

Attach top support - you may find it easier to drill out the hole for the all-thread before attaching the supports.

Summary: 

Desk to coffee table with industrial style sawhorses - free plans from Ana-White.com

Step 3

Do the same for the lower support.

Step 4

1x4s are set on top of the bottom support. Screws (2" length) or nail down.

Step 5

Now the fun part - drill out the sawhorses - choose a drill bit a little bigger so it's easy to place the all-thread in the holes. A longer bit would be easier, but with patience, you can use a standard drill bit (we used a spade bit).

Insert the all thread into the holes, secure to underside of support with washer and nut. Also secure to top of sawhorse with washer and nut. Attach flanges to top of all-thread. Then position 2x6 on top of flanges and trace. Secure flanges to top 2x6 with screws.

Step 6

Tabletop can then be attach to 2x6s.

Toliy used two layers of plywood to make his tabletop.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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