|Project by oldguy2||posted 02-12-2015 10:15 PM||1050 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This small table is made for tailgating, camping, or a deck. The measurements are all based on 24 inches. 24 inch top, 24 inch high legs and 24 inch wide legs.
I used 1×3 for the legs with biscuits but other joinery would work. Round over the edges after assembly. Under the round top is the frame stretcher. each leg set has a cross piece set down 3/4 inch with a center notch to link together so no screws or bolts to loose. I glued a top larger than 24 inch,then cut to size and on my pattern drew cross lines through the center at 90 degrees to get the leg positions. Plan the leg notches a little sloppy so the top can be reversible. also any notch fits any table slot.’
The lower stretchers are spaced different to allow one to slip in the other, one 4 inches down, the other 6 inch from the ground. Other ideas for the top would work. octogon or square. At 24 inch wide it holds more than 2 drinks and 2 paper plates and is just an easy reach down height or in a sling chair even with the arms. Separately to store away this is 2 and 1/4 inches wide wrap the top in a towel to protect the finish or paint. I stained one side and painted the other.
All in all about $13 in pine to make. You figure whatever for your finish.