7-foot Outdoor Table with Bench
This DIY outdoor table is made out of pieces of 2x6 that are screwed together with pocket holes. There is a support layer under the table top consisting of cross supports and stretchers. The legs are powder-coated steel from Semi Exact. You can build an optional bench or two to match, or add your choice of chairs to change up the look.
- 8 Treated lumber boards , 2"x6"x8'
- 1 Treated lumber board , 2"x6"x10'
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 150 grit sandpaper
- 1 220 grit sandpaper (use any other grit in between these two for a better finish)
- 1 Box of 2" Kreg Blue-Kote screws (see tools list)
- 1 Box of small bolts
- 2 Powder-coated legs from Semi Exact (link in Extras tab), more if you choose to build the bench
- 1 Wood penetrating oil for finishing
Cut List & Parts
- 6 Table top boards , 2"x6"x7'
- 2 Stretchers , 2"x6"x80" with three 5 1/2" by 1 1/2" notches for cross supports cut with jig saw (see steps below for diagram and placement) as well as 45 degree notches at ends
- 3 Cross supports , 2"x6"x30", with a 30 degree angle cut on each end (see steps below for diagram and placement)
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Cut and fasten the table top
Cut 6 pieces of 2x6 at a length of 7'.
Connect the pieces to make the top using pocket holes every 8 inches on the under side of the table top.
I used bolts as spacers with the pocket screws going through the center to make gaps for rain water about 1/8" to 1/4" wide.
This table top is reinforced by a support layer underneath it.
Cut the stretchers
Cut 2 stretchers with notches with tapered ends. See diagram on this step for placement.
Assemble the support layer
CROSS SUPPORTS: Cut 3 cross supports with the ends cut at a 30 degree angle.
STEEL LEGS: The legs are heavy-duty powder-coated steel legs from Semi-Exact and are 28" tall (see Extras tab for link).
Add the cross supports
Screw through the cross supports and into the table top.
Add the stretchers and legs
Screw through the stretchers and into both the cross supports and table top.
Screw steel legs to the underside of the table top.
Optional - add benches
If you choose to add benches to your table, the legs used are in the extras tab. Choose a length for your bench boards that are either the same length as your table (7 feet) or slightly shorter. Cut two per bench, and attach to the metal legs.
Table leg specs: 28″ tall, 26″ wide, 0.375 thick
Bench leg specs: 16″ tall, 10″ wide, 0.375 thick