|Project by EWJSMITH||posted 08-26-2014 12:26 AM||1328 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
Needed a new table for the deck we put around our pool and when I priced what was out there, I was shocked at what I needed to spend to get a simple table. Saw a few pics of tables similar to the one I built and decided to go with one of these… especially after my wife saw them and said ” that’s what I want”... Gave it a test drive this evening. Made from cedar (5/4 decking and 2×4) and finished with spar varnish. The cooler is a 6”x24” plastic planter box. Questions and comments welcomed. Thanks for looking.
Update: Added pic showing the dimensions of the table. I purchased three 5/4×6 /x 8 deck boards and three 2×4 x 8 boards (all cedar). I ripped the deck boards to remove the round over edge so I could glue them up cleanly and make it look like one solid board. Breadboard ends held with glue and dowels. Simple butt joinery for the framing with glues and screws (used walnut plugs). The opening for the cooler is 25 1/2” x 7 1/2” and the planter box is held in place by a sort of semi-box (not sure what to call it) instead of relying on the lip of the planter box to hold itself in place.