My dad brought me a bunch of redwood that had been leftover from a deck he had built. It sat around for a while before I woke up one morning with a grand idea to build a table with it. I have never built anything out of wood before but have always wanted to! I was very excited to get started right away. We have a spot in our backyard that really needs a round table (not rectangular or square) so it was important to me that the table be round.
I did a google search for how to build a round picnic type table. After looking at several different options, I found The Design Confidential and this 48″ Provence table plan. It looked like exactly what I was looking for, but I still wasn’t sure I had what it would take to complete it!
This project likely cost me a little more than stated in the plans because of the fact that I didn’t have all the tools necessary to begin, such as the sander and a jigsaw blade.
I didn’t want my table to be quite as tall as was listed in the plans, so I shortened the length of the middle post by several inches under what is stated. Also, I was starting with 24″ long 2″x6″ pieces of redwood so I had to secure those to a 48″ base in order to use them as the table top. I bought a piece 1/4″ plywood (I think that thickness) and cut it into a 48″ circle, Then using liquid nails, I glued the boards to the top the way I wanted them to be arranged. I then flipped it over and nailed the bottom so all the boards were secure. Since the boards were all still 24″, I had a lot of over hang so I propped this up, facedown, on some bricks and cut around the circle with my jigsaw to match the piece of plywood.
I did not have a Kreg Jig as is indicated so I had to drill angled holes.
In retrospect, I should have used thicker plywood as this was a bit bendy until I was able to secure it to the base.
Sanding. I haven’t yet stained or sealed it in the pictures posted, though I plan on doing so.