Hi my (hopefully) pinspired friends! Today I have another addition to my DIY, diamond-design, deck furniture to share with you! As you may know, I built a DIY curved floating deck earlier this summer and since then, I have been DIYing myself some furniture to allow myself to enjoy that deck. 🙂 I previously built a planter and an outdoor sofa, both with a diamond-shape design incorporated into each piece. Now, I have a super cute DIY Outdoor Coffee Table to add to the collection!
As with the sofa I built, I gave this table a white-washed, rustic shabby chic finish. Here’s the plans for this DIY Outdoor Coffee Table.
DIY Outdoor Coffee Table: Wood Purchase List
DIY Outdoor Coffee Table: Cut List
|Board Location||Quantity||Board Type||Cut Length|
|Frame (Front & Back)||2||2×4||40″|
|Frame (Left, Right, & Middle)||3||2×4||21 1/2″|
|Top||4||2×6||23 3/4″ straight end to long end, with one end cut at 45º angle|
|Top (diamond shape)||4||2×6||7 5/8″ x 7 5/8″ x 10 13/16″ (two sides cut at 45º angle|
DIY Outdoor Coffee Table: Materials and Supplies
DIY Outdoor Coffee Table – Woodworking Plans
- Cut the boards for the legs: cut four 2×4 boards to 15″ in length each
2. Cut the boards for the coffee table frame:
- Cut two 2×4 boards to 40″ in length each
- Cut three 2×4 boards to 21 1/2″ in length
3. Attach two of the 21 1/2″ 2×4 boards to one of the table legs on each end using wood glue and 2 1/2″ exterior wood screws (predrill first with countersink bits).
4. Drill two 1 1/2″ pocket holes into each end of one side of each 40″ 2×4 board. Then attach to the legs using wood glue and 2 1/2″ exterior pocket hole screws.
5. Mark the center point on each of the two 40″ boards, and attach the remaining 21 1/2″ 2×4 in the center of the frame using wood glue and 2 1/2″ exterior wood screws.
6. Cut the boards for the table top
- Cut four 2×4 boards to 47 5/8″ each
- Cut four 2×6 boars to 23 3/4″ straight end to long end (with one end cut at 45 degree angle)
- Cut four 2×6 boards to 7 5/8″ x 7 5/8″ x 10 13/16″ triangles (two sides cut at 45 degree angles)
7. Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the 2×6 boards following the pattern below.
8. Attach the 2×6 boards to create the diamond pattern using wood glue and 2 1/2″ exterior pocket hole screws.
9. Attach the top 2×4 and 2×6 boards to the top of the table frame using wood glue and 2 1/2″ exterior wood screws (predrill with countersink bits first), leaving a 1/4″ gap between the boards.
10. Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry completely. Then, sand the table until smooth.
11. To create the weathered, whitewashed look, I first brushed Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator (one of my new faves!) on all boards of the table except for the diamond in the center
12. I then stained the diamond in the center with Varathane Worn Navy wood stain.
13. Once the blue stain has dried, tape off the diamond with painters tape, and apply a coat of exterior white satin finish paint. Once the paint has dried, apply three coats of exterior spar urethane and move to its attended location!