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.

Difficulty easy


Wood Products

  • 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.