Finally had enough used lumber I was collecting to build an outdoor table. The only power tool used was a skill saw!
Detailed plans will be available for $5.00 in the Merchandise section starting next month for those of you who would like to build one as well.
Had four 2x8s that I cut in half and selected the best ones for the table top.
The left overs were used for the bottom braces.
Next after cutting the legs to the right shape and size. (In the plans.) a half lap joint is made where they cross one another. This not only looks good but it makes it stronger as well. First I cut lots of slot lines than hammer the thin pieces loose. This is the best way to do it for those of us who don't have dado blades.
Then with a sharp chisel the remaining pieces are removed.
Once together all the rough edges are rounded over with a sander. A coat of water sealant is applied all over to protect the table for years to come.