|Project by PocketHole69||posted 06-21-2010 03:54 AM||3417 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
Home Depot had a skid of Cedar 2×4s that I’m pretty sure were mis-labeled for around $2.50 a piece, so I bought 10 of them with no real purpose.
While grilling out this weekend, I noticed I needed a table to sit dishes and grilling utensils on. This is what happened next :)
I made the plan for this myself, based on how much wood I had on hand. It’s roughly 34” tall to match the height of my grill surface for easy food transfer on / off, and the table surface is roughly 32×22”.
Construction is of cedar 2×4s for the legs and tops and cedar 1×4s for the aprons. End boards are notched in to the legs for aesthetics only- everything else is pocket hole construction from the bottom so there are no visible screws or nails.
It’s probably WAY overbuilt with 2×4s used for the table surfaces, but I had them on hand and I wanted the table to have plenty of weight- there are no trees near my house on top of a hill and it gets very windy in the back yard. Cedar is a very light wood, so using the 2×4s really helped in the “don’t blow away” department.
Some may notice that there is no overhang on the ends of the table- I did that so I could a) add hook boards for grilling tools later and b) build another to get more counter space if needed in the future and butt them up.
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA