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06.10.14
Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Outdoor Dining Table

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!

Estimated Cost

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.

Length of Time

4 days

Modifications

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.

Lumber Used

Redwood

Finishing Technique

Sanding. I haven’t yet stained or sealed it in the pictures posted, though I plan on doing so.

Tracing the Circle for Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Table Top for Support for Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Lumber for Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Table Top and Lumber for Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Table Top for Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Angled Table Base for Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Real Reader Showcase for The Design Confidential Round Provence Beam Dining Table

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