It is almost that time of year where outdoor furniture becomes a priority around these parts, and an easy DIY furniture build is at the top of your project lists, so I’m going to make things easy on you… and finish posting a couple of plans we have to match our Outdoor Sofa Plans and Outdoor Chair Plans for the Nova Collection of easy kreg jig project plans. If you like these outdoor projects, you might also a few of these beauties like the extremely popular Provence Beam Outdoor Bench Plans and the matching and even more popular RH Inspired Provence Beam Outdoor Dining Table Plan with 4×4’s. Can’t wait to see what you do and which outdoor projects you choose this season! Xx… Rayan
Now that we have finished out the collection you can find the Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Nova Outdoor End Table and round out your set!
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Circular or Table
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun
- Router with Patterning bit – or bit set – optional
- 10 – 1×2 at 8’
- 3 – 1×3 at 8’
- 1 – 2×2 at 6’
- 1 half sheet of ¾” plywood
- 4 – 2×2 at 15-3/4” – Legs
- 4 – 1×3 at 26” – Side Slats
- 12 – 1×2 at 26” – Side Slats
- 4 – 1×3 at 47” – Front & Back Slats
- 12 – 1×2 at 47” – Front & Back Slats
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 27-1/2” x 47” – Top
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
Cut the pieces for the legs and side slats. Attach the slats to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The slats should be spaced with approximately ¼” between them.
Cut the pieces for the front and back slats. Attach the slats to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The slat spacing should match that of the sides.
Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the legs and upper slats using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School