The perfect place to display that something special and a super easy build! This pedestal table is a great place to put a gorgeous vase or a long flowing plant, either way I know it will be a great addition to your space… Can’t wait to see!
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!
For outdoor projects // Teak, Cedar and Redwood are recommended. These are typically more expensive, however this varies by region and of course each region has affordable alternatives that will work well if the previously mentioned ideals are not really an option due to budget. Which specie is best will depend on your regions climate among other things and may vary greatly from region to region. Which is the best choice for your project might be a great question to ask your local lumber supplier and regardless of lumber choice, just be sure to seal, seal, seal to protect from the elements for the greatest possible longevity and least amount of ongoing maintenance.
- 2 – 2×2 at 8’
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 1’x1’, or 2’x2’ if that is the smallest size available ’
- 4 – 2×2 at 26-1/2” – Legs
- 4 – 2×2 at 8-3/4” – Bases
- 4 – 2×2 at 8-3/4” – Aprons
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4” x 11-3/4” – 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 Bases. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on both the angled bottom end of the Leg and on the straight end of the Leg. Additionally, drill pocket holes in the straight end of the Base. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step four times.
Arrange the Leg/Base pairs into a “pinwheel” pattern, setting each Leg/Base pair 1-1/2” back from the previous set as shown. Assemble the Leg/Bases with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws.
Cut the pieces for the Aprons. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on one end of each Apron piece. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Secure the other end (the end without pocket holes) to the adjacent Leg with glue and 2” Wood Screws.
Cut the piece for the Top. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws (through the pocket holes in the Legs).
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School