Estimated Cost: $$$$
Total: 5 – 6 hours
This simple little table is easy and fun to build. With butt joints and waterproof glue, you'll spend very little time building this project compared with how long you'll be able to enjoy it.
The end pieces mimic the seat back profile of the Adirondack chair featured in another plan on this site. And when combined with the Adirondack footstool also on this site, you'll have a complete Adirondack furniture suite. Your only problem may be how many of them you'll have to build to keep your family and friends as comfortable as you will be.
Cut two pieces of 1 x 6 to 17" and measure and mark to cut a pair of legs (A) from each piece, ending up with four legs total (see detail drawing for measurements).
Cut the end (B) and side (C) rails to the dimensions on the cut list.
Attach the legs (A) to the side rails (C) with 1 ¼" deck screws, keeping the top and outside edges flush.
Always drill ¼" pilot holes before driving any screws to avoid splitting the material.
Attach end rails (B) to leg/rail assembly with 1 ¼" screws, again keeping tops and outside edges flush.
Cut the tabletop pieces (D and E) to dimensions on the cut list. They should measure 1 ½" longer than the length from one end rail to the other (leaving ¾" overhang on both ends to meet flush with end pieces). Lay them out on your table top with ¼" spacers between each slat.
Use a scrap piece to make sure your overhang is exactly ¾" on both ends, drill pilot holes in the top slats and attach to the end rails with glue and screws.
Cut the end pieces (F, G and H) according to dimensions on the cut list. Refer to illustration for layout of 45° cuts. Place them on the end rails, lining them up with the top slats and keeping the tops tight underneath the slats. Attach with glue and screws.
Wipe away all excess glue and drips, sand everything smooth and apply waterproofing finish.