|Project by brianarice||posted 05-07-2014 02:20 AM||4086 views||41 times favorited||11 comments|
I can’t take credit for this idea, but I would like to think that I at least took it to a new level.
This is a 4’x7’ table made from cedar and it has two removable panels/lids that let you access two coolers in the center of the table. Each cooler is an 8”x24” planter box that can either rest directly on the leg support beam underneath or they can rest on the same lip that holds the lids in place.
We choose cedar because of the grain and color variations and because this table is being used outside and our patio area has cedar benches with the same finish. For the table top, the boards were plained and then edge glued together. A few minor gaps were later fixed with filler.
I didn’t want the standard four leg setup so I did these based on an 18th century French table that I found during an online search. It’s a basic “I” beam design with the angled corner supports and then one large beam between both legs.
The entire table was sanded down a lot and then given around 9 coats of spar urethane for the top and about half that for the base.