12 Jan. 1983|
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Going back to the drawing board, I played around with the design to incorporate the two planter boxes.
After making sure the pb box assemblies are completely center with the holes in table top, wood glue the table skirts and attach them to the table top via the pocket holes. Next pull up the pb box assemblies, added wood glue on the areas that make contact with the table top and placed them back down making sure the holes are still lined up.
However all planter boxes do come with plug and plug covers that are usually attached with a band of plastic so you could conceivably reach underneath and pop the covers off when the evening is over, but you would have to make sure that the wooden slats underneath the planter boxes are not in the way of doing that.
Thanks for the great table design, I’m busy building the table, but using your cut list, and not checking properly before submitting, got me into having to have some pieces re-cut. I have the same question Jay and after building this table I am considering some type of L brackets to help with this issue. Love this idea, I have an old but well built picnic table that I have been wanting to pitch. We need to attach two of the cross beam boards to the box assemblies before assembling the table skirt.
To attach the cross beams to the table skirt drill two counter bored holes at each junction. The outer long skirt is just for on the long side of the table, it will cover all the holes made to attach the skirt to the cross beams.
If I remember right they told us we would need to cover this table or bring it in for the winter. I think I am going to give this table a shot (with a more experience friend) but, I have one question. And you would have to not mind that it drained out under the table – could work if the table is on a deck. Ive been wanting to build an outdoor table for a while and I knew if I showed my husband this photo he would totally agree. You have to dig down on the inside of the table to grab a edge to pull it out and with water and ice in it, it is very heavy. I see that you mention getting 2 planter boxes for the project, but you don’t specify their size.
You could get a little fancier and attach some type of flexible rubber tubing to the planter box drains right from the get go and then just have them on hidden hooks up underneath the table at the same level as the boxes while in use so they don’t drain and then before going to bed put the tubing down to drain – could even make it long enough that you actually reuse the water to water actual planters with flowers along the deck edge! After the wood filler is dry the last step for the main table in to sand down every imperfect surface to prep for the finish. The one nice thing about it is that we don’t have to take the table in or cover it during the Seattle winter. To put the boards in the slot you just have to pull out the galvanized buckets then put the boards in for a full table. If you look at the two end spots to sit there is only eights inches to put food while the other four places on either side has almost sixteen inches.