DIY Octagon Patio or Coffee Table

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We are loving the design of this beautiful octagonal table from our contributor, Amy at HerToolBelt.. It's a lot easier to build than you would think. All you need is some simple lumber and a few tools!
Time: 5 HoursCost: $80Difficulty: Medium
Make sure to watch our video tutorial to make this process easy. We hope you love this project as much as we do!
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Head over to the blog to get your free printable building plans. According to the cut diagrams and instructions, use a miter saw to cut your 2x6s, 2x4s, and 2x2s. Be sure to check the instructions for the correct angles.
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Once all your cuts are made, use a pockethole jig to create the pocketholes for your boards.
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Using wood glue and pockethole screws, attach the frame together.
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Now that the frame is assembled, mark and attach the angled legs.
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Carefully flip over the frame and legs you just attached and secure to bottom frame with brad nails.
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Lay out your top 2x6 pieces, leaving a small gap.
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Attach base to the top pieces once everything is lined up.
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Now sand the table and get creative with stain or paint! If your table will be used outside, a good coat or two of poly is suggested.
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Voila! What a perfect piece for those outside summer nights. You will love your new DIY table.

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