My (excited!) first time building a piece for someone else. This table was made as a housewarming gift for some awesome friends. Many people contributed to material cost and my husband and I put it together.
The table is made out of all cedar to deal with the southern rain and sun (we haven't had a dry day since we delivered it a month ago, so you get a wet but sunny picture - yay hurricane season)
We modified the plans to incorporate two planter buckets for icing drinks and such. This required us to make two longitudinal frames instead of the one used in the original plans. We spaced the frames just enough to fit the planters down in them, then added short 1x2s between them to support the planters. Before boarding the top 2x6s together, I made rough cuts for the openings. When it was all together, my husband used a 2" router bit to clean up the edges of the holes.
Made the 8 foot FancyX benches to have as much seating room as possible for lots of friends and family. Looking forward to using it more when the weather dries up a little.