DIY Outdoor Coffee Table
Ana White’s site was my first stop to look for inspiration on the outdoor coffee table. This flag inspired coffee table caught my eye. Armed with the inspiration, I designed a basic outdoor coffee table that would also work with the design of the patio set.
Here is the tutorial of the outdoor coffee table I built. And the best part is that it cost me $12 and some change in lumber!
Overall Dimension of the outdoor coffee table is 35″ x 22″ and 18″ high.
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Materials for DIY outdoor Coffee Table
- 2″ x 2″ x 8′ – Total 3 – I used furring strips – about $1.87 each
- 1″ x 3″ x 8′ – total 4 – I used furring strips – about $1.75 each
Step 2 – Create the side frames using the Legs, short apron and the bottom leg supports. The bottom leg support are 3″ from the edge of the leg. The right angle clamp is such a blessing to make these joints!
Step 3 – Attach the long aprons and create the table frame.
Step 4 – Attach the bottom long support. This is 7.75″ from the side of the leg.
Step 5 – Attach the table top supports. I attached these 11″ from each end.
Step 6 – Fill any visible pocket holes and prime and paint the frame and table top slats. It is best to do this before assembling the table top so that you can seal each surface completely with primer and paint. I used rocking chair makeover.
Step 7 – Assemble the table top slats onto the frame. I used 1.5″ overhang on both sides of the slats. The first slat was attached flush on the inside edge of the long apron giving a 1″ overhang in the front of the table. I used a yard stick which was about 1/4″ thick as a spacer between the slats. Sometimes I get so engrossed in the process that I forget to take pictures during the process. Here is a picture I took while I was trying out the spacing while painting the frame. I predrilled holes from the backside and used to attach all the slats to the short aprons and the supports.
There you have it! The simple outdoor coffee table is ready!
I love how it works with the rest of my rescued patio set and am totally loving the little bit of aqua the two stripes add to the set! We are now ready for spring and barbecues!
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