We have a wonderful, large covered back porch where we have summer gatherings with friends as well as regular dinners for our family. We built this table to accommodate all uses.
1. Two large pallets. Cut off one side leaving the "legs" attached to the other side. Sand the pallet pieces and stack them on top of four 'elephant' cement footings. Screw the pieces together. Then paint several coats of bright paint. We used leftover from our house. We love this table and it was free for us.