Beautiful Cedar Outdoor Patio Table

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Project by NeoMoses posted 06-20-2013 05:35 PM 6385 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a few pics of my finished cedar patio table. It took some time to build, but it’s totally worth it. Total cost was ~$140, which was way cheaper than buying anything similar in a store. The closest I could find pre-made cost $499.

The table top is made from 5/4 cedar decking and the legs are cedar 4×4’s. This is the first project that I completely designed in Sketchup before building. I have posted the complete Sketchup model as well as dimensioned prints on my website:


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#1 posted 06-20-2013 05:55 PM

Very nice!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 09:29 PM

Really nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 10:59 PM

Beautiful table…great job…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 06-21-2013 12:40 AM

Very nice! Don’t you just love the DIY!?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 06-21-2013 03:19 AM

What kind of finish did you out on it? Will it stand up to the elements if left outside? I’ve never built an outdoor project so I’m curious. Beautiful work!!

-- Gerard in Bowie MD

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#6 posted 06-21-2013 08:22 AM

Great job, fun to be a woodworker and save money! I made a table for my patio as well. Very well done enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 06-21-2013 11:24 AM

Well done.When it comes to your outdoor space, it is really important that you have all the right furnishings in place in order for it to be functional.A great addition to your existing outdoor furniture might be a stylish new patio table.A table truly completes your patio as a venue for fellowship.

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#8 posted 06-21-2013 01:01 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 06-21-2013 01:14 PM

It’s a wonderful table and looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-21-2013 04:45 PM

Thanks for all the compliments! Gerard, the finish is Sikkens Cetol MRD, a deck/fence stain & sealer. I purchased this from the local HD store. It was a little pricey at around $45 per gallon, but I plan on using it to re-seal my privacy fence as well. If you take a look at my website, you’ll notice that I had a little problem the first time I stained this table, as I used a cheap brush and the brush strokes looked horrible. I stripped, sanded, and re-finished by rubbing 2 coats on by hand with a rag and the finish is just gorgeous now. I love this table!


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#11 posted 06-21-2013 05:07 PM

I really like the design. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 01:36 PM

You should be proud of that good looking and solid table, great design and finish.

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#14 posted 11-02-2015 09:05 PM

Was this white cedar before the stain?

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