The frame is built using 2x2s with 1" dowels as stretchers to keep the legs from splaying out because of the weight of the top.
An Easy to Build Outdoor Table With a Concrete Top
This easy to build table, finished with exterior paint or stain, is fitted with a concrete top and is perfect for a deck, patio or porch! The table frame itself is an easy build, and this table can be completed in a weekend!
I used an opaque exterior stain to completely cover the frame and keep it from falling apart outdoors. Exterior paint as well as wood stain with spar urethane can be used to finish the frame.
I cut four 1x2s (and drilled a pilot hole in each end of two of the boards) then assembled the mold using 2-1/2" screws with no glue.
I mixed a bag of concrete for the top, then removed the mold once the top was set. I also used a large stencil with exterior paint to add an accent to the table top!
I love this table and after a few years of being outdoors, this table has held up very, very well! I'm looking forward to building other pieces such as a coffee table and another end table to make a matching set!
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