How to Make an Outdoor Table
Learn how to create a geometric outdoor table from scratch using various lengths of wood and a Wagner paint sprayer to apply a smooth finish.
With summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to begin to get your patio or outdoor living space looking great! Last fall I painted 2 Adirondack chairs and I just love having them on our deck! But I needed an end table to go between them. So I tackled making an outdoor table and I just love how it turned out. Keep reading for all the details.
Create Center Post
Create an inexpensive 4” x 4” center post by screwing (2) 2”x4”x19 pieces of wood together.
Add Legs to Center Post
Screw (4) 2”x4”x12” boards into the center post for legs.
Cut (40) 1" x 2" x 8” boards.
Cut a 16”x16” board and cut your 2”x2” boards to the size that will fit around the finished tabletop like a border.
You will also need (4) 1”x2” lengths cut to fit around the top of the center post like molding.
Create Herringbone Pattern and Attach
Lay your 1”x2”x8” boards in a herringbone pattern on top of your 16”x16” board and attach them using a nail gun.
Saw Off Ends
Trim off excess herringbone boards using a table saw.
Stain your herringbone tabletop using a chip brush and a rag or spray it on if desired.
Grab Your Paint Sprayer
I used the Wager Flexio 4000 for this project and I really loved how well it worked and how fast it was! The finish is perfect too! (I am sharing more reasons that I love this paint sprayer on my blog post here.)
Prepare the Paint
Set up a spray prepare your paint by stirring it. Use a strainer to put it in the paint holder of your paint sprayer. If you have a paint container liner, use that. It saved me a lot of time!
Spray the Paint
Spray the table base, tabletop border pieces, and the molding pieces to connect the two with two coats of black paint. Spray with two coats of paint and let dry completely.
When everything was dry, I used a Kreg Jig to put the table together by attaching the tabletop boards to each other and also to the herringbone tabletop.
Then I used the Kreg Jig to attach the molding pieces onto the bottom of the tabletop.
Then I put the tabletop onto the table base and attached it together by screwing the molding pieces into the base.
Enjoy Your New Outdoor Table
This sponsored post was created by Simply Designing. If you want more details about the supply list used, the paint sprayer I used (and why I love it so much) and this project. Be sure to visit my blog.
Wood (2”x2”, 1”x2”, 2”x2”, 16”)
Wagner FLEXiO 4000 Paint Sprayer
Wagner Paint Spray Cup Liner
Compound Miter Saw
Cut Off Tool
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