Dining Table

Lazy Susan Hack

This dining table project has been designed with longevity in mind. Its sleek and sturdy form acts as a complement to any backyard space and instantly adds the possibility of enjoying outdoor meals.

The table features a strong base and a simple surface, secured to a support underneath. It comfortably sits three adults per side. Using 2x6s layups for the legs, 5/4x6s for structure, and 1x4s for cladding, this project is simple to assemble.

Once the legs are completed, the support structure is secured to create the table's base. After the top slats are secured and a light sanding plus waterproof finish is applied, the table is ready for some serious action.

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COST:

TIME: 5 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (6) 2 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (3) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (7) 5/4 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 1 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (2) 2 x 2 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 1 5/8" wood screws + appropriate bits
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 2" wood screws + appropriate bits
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 2 1/2" wood screws + appropriate bits
  • (1) box 4" heavy-duty lag wood screws with 5⁄16" head
  • Preferred wood finish

Cut List

  • A. (16) 2 x 6 x 30"
  • B. (2) 2 x 4 x 60"
  • C. (4) 2 x 4 x 33 1/2"
  • D. (5) 5/4 x 6 x 70 1/2"
  • E. (2) 5/4 x 6 x 59"
  • F. (2) 1 x 4 x 27 3/4"
  • G. (4) 1 x 4 x 3 3/4"
  • H. (4) 2 x 2 x 33 1/4"

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw (or chop saw)
  • Drill/driver
  • 3/16" drill bit
  • Clamps (at least 4' long)
  • 5/16" Hex driver bit
  • 1/2" Forstner bit
  • Radial sander
  • Framing/combination squares
  • Combination countersink drill bit (with 2" long 1 /8" bit)
  • Waterproof wood glue
  • Damp cloth

Lazy Susan Hack

Dining Table Hack

Hack Materials

  • (1) 5/4 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 1 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 11/4" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • (1) set Lazy Susan circular hardware + screws
  • Preferred wood finish

Hack Tools

  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw (or chop saw)
  • Drill/driver
  • Radial sander
  • Jig saw
  • Combination countersink drill bit
  • Compass (at least 8" radius)
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue
  • Waterproof wood glue