Build your own outdoor side table with free plans by Ana-White.com
- 4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long, cedar preferred, or exterior finished construction grade lumber
- 50 - 2-3/4" self tapping (star bit) #8 all purpose construction screws (suitable for exterior use)
- 4 - 2x4 @ 16-1/2" - legs (or 1-1/2" less than overall desired height)
- 2 - 2x4 @ 24" - top (or desired overall depth)
- 2 - 2x4 @ 21" - leg side aprons (or desired overall depth minus 3")
- 2 - 2x4 @ 18" - inside frame (or desired overall depth minus 6")
- 8 - 2x4 @ 17" - top and open side aprons (or desired overall width minus 7")
Cut the longest pieces first to maximize board cuts and fit everything on the four 2x4s.
Clamp all pieces down when attaching.
Predrilling or starting screws first will make project easier to assemble.
If you have a pocket hole jig, we do recommend using it as you can hide all the screw holes. You can build the top first, and then add the legs and aprons, without having to build the inner frame.