If you follow me on social media, you may know that I recently traveled north to Canada to visit my amazingly creative friend, DIY Danie! Danie has the most ADORABLE house and has been working on making over her backyard. So, I got on a plane to help her build a new DIY outdoor dining table in ONE DAY! We also created an outdoor coffee table in a day as well (so, be sure to check that out on her channel here)! Build are so much faster when you have a buddy!
How To Build A DIY Outdoor Dining Table In ONE DAY!
Want to see this DIY outdoor dining table build in action? Check it out on my YouTube channel (& make sure to subscribe)!
Also, don’t forgot to check out the SECOND one day build that Danie and I tackled on her channel as well!
Anyway.. in a quick SparkNotes-type project run down… Danie needed a dining table for her deck and we only had one day to build it… so WE DID IT. Here’s how!
What You’ll Need:
2 x 6 x 8′ Cedar Boards
2 x 4 x 8′ Cedar Boards
4 x 4 x 8′ Cedar Boards
DAP Plastic Wood-X
DAP Weldwood Instant Wood Adhesive
DAP Tank Bond Clear Epoxy
DAP Tank Bond Thread Stopper
2 1/2″ Wood Screws
2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
3/8″ Dowel (Optional)
Plastic Furniture Leg Bumpers
You can find the full printable plans with dimensions for this build here: https://diyhuntress.gumroad.com/l/outdoortable
1. First, Danie and I assembled the table top using pocket hole joinery.
2. Next, we build the table base by attaching the frame pieces to the legs and the supports to the frame.
3. We then attached the table top to the legs with corner brackets from the underside.
4. Next, we added leg supports and a center stretcher.
5. Once the table was assembled, we filled any exposed screw openings with a 3/8″ dowel and DAP Weldwood Instant Wood Adhesive. This product was PERFECT for a Buddy Build because it cured in 30 minutes, which meant we could get to sanding and finishing super quickly! We also touched up a few spots with DAP Plastic Wood-X, which I love because it’s an exterior-grade wood putty that goes on pink and then dries tan, so you know exactly when it’s ready to sand!
6. Before flipping the table over, Danie and I added rubber bumpers to the bottom of the legs to help elevate the table and prevent it from soaking up water on the deck surface over time. Because cedar is so soft, we added DAP Tank Bond Thread Stopper to help stop the bolts on the bumpers from slipping or coming loose over time.
7. Next up it was time to sand and prep the table for finish. We decided to fill all of the knots and grooves in our table top with DAP Tank Bond Clear Epoxy.
Quick Pro Tip: When working with any type of filler material, be sure to always test the stain/application before applying to the project for best result!
8. Last step was to add our finish – and, we were done!
How amazing is this table that we built in ONE DAY!?
It is seriously SO amazing what you can accomplish when you have a buddy to build with!
Interested in completing this build with a buddy? You can save this project for later by Pinning It!
Also, don’t forget to check out the SECOND furniture build we made in ONE DAY on Danie’s channel!
Until next time, friends! Happy DIY’ing!