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Outdoor Dining Table for 12


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I built this outdoor dining table to fill up the space under the pergola in a new house we purchased. Looking for furniture in stores to fit the space was proving to be too difficult. I wanted something large and very sturdy. To be able to find something that would fit the space was going to be very expensive. So I decided to build it myself.

I modelled it all up in my 3D program, extracted dimensions from the model, ordered the timber, and proceeded to build the table.

I've used structural timber (pine) for the frame and table top, and some laminated timber for the legs (which are 112x112mm!).

The legs had to be cut by hand, as my Ryobi mitre saw didn't have a big enough capacity to cut right through!

I used the mitre saw to cut the frame pieces to length, and even to notch out the cross lap joints.

Once the frame was assembled, I drove screws into the cross lap joint to hold them in place. I didn't want to use glue so that I could easily disassemble the table in the future, if I need to replace any part of it.

The ends of the table were then squared up using the circular saw.

The whole table was sanded to 120 (being an outdoor table, I wasn't too concerned about a super smooth finish), and then finished with some outdoor furniture oil.

Final Dimensions: 3580 x 1140 mm
Can easily seat 12 around the table, and could squeeze up to 16

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  • love the look of this space! it looks so good!
    By catalinachan, on February 2, 2021

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Outdoor Dining Table for 12

by denno
Nov 08, 2020

I built this outdoor dining table to fill up the space under the pergola in a new house we purchased. Looking for furniture in stores to fit the space was proving to be too difficult. I wanted something large and very sturdy. To be able to find something that would fit the space was going to be very expensive. So I decided to build it myself. I modelled it all up in my 3D program, extracted dimensions from the model, ordered the timber, and proceeded to build the table. I've used structural timber (pine) for the frame and table top, and some laminated timber for the legs (which are 112x112mm!). The legs had to be cut by hand, as my Ryobi mitre saw didn't have a big enough capacity to cut right through! I used the mitre saw to cut the frame pieces to length, and even to notch out the cross lap joints. Once the frame was assembled, I drove screws into the cross lap joint to hold them in place. I didn't want to use glue so that I could easily disassemble the table in the future, if I need to replace any part of it. The ends of the table were then squared up using the circular saw. The whole table was sanded to 120 (being an outdoor table, I wasn't too concerned about a super smooth finish), and then finished with some outdoor furniture oil. Final Dimensions: 3580 x 1140 mm Can easily seat 12 around the table, and could squeeze up to 16