Double Trestle Outdoor Table

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:13
Difficulty
Intermediate
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diy outdoor double wide table - plans from ana-white.com

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

Preparation

Shopping List

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

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

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Staple Gun
Drill Bit Set
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!

Instructions

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.

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

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

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.
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Comments

cassiet717

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:49

This table is so great! One problem with most patio furniture is they're usually not big enough for a real gathering. This would be perfect for everything from family dinners to kids' birthday parties.

PedroAA

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:11

Though beautiful, it does look somewhat lopsided to me, with the "open" sides' overhang so much bigger than the legs'...?

Nrhodes

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:54

The table looks amazing! What did you use to weather proof it? Any particular sealer, teak oil or such?

 

wthalin

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:36

I second the last comment. What are you using for a finish and do you suggest using regular wood or pressure treated since it is outdoors?

Thanks

wthalin

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:38

Just caught a small correction to the plan. For all 6 cuts for the leg base that are the beveled pieces the plan has them listed as 2x4's on the cut list but they should actually be 2x6's.