My friend commissioned me to make an outdoor pine table for his mother for a Christmas present. I got the plans here: http://ana-white.com/2012/11/plans/farmhouse-table-updated-pocket-hole-plans
I used an outdoor deck stain and I also wood burned quotes that he picked out on both sides of the table. The table was very simple to make, no ripping required, just cut 2-bys to length and screw hem together.
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