Pub Tables are great, Ive always loved them but never had one....so it was time to build one! For rough design plans I checked into Ana Whites website as she has tons and tons of good designs.
This table is loosely based on these plans, with my bastard modifications. So lets dive in.
The legs and apron are standard 4x4's and 2x4's, just to keep things simple.
The top is red cedar laid out in a more decorative pattern which, while Im really happy with, turned out to be a pain in the ass to build.
For connecting the legs to the Apron i used, 3/8" galvanized carriage bolts with nuts and washers as opposed to screws, this creates a much more stable leg, and also the legs are removable, and in the case of a zombie apocalypse you have 4 clubs!....
Heres some detail shots showing the basic connections for the zombie clubs....errrr table legs.
After the frame was built, it was time for the top, which I built from 1x6, and 1x4 cedar boards. I attached the 1x6 outer perimeter with pocket hole screws, and added the center board. Then i measured and cut each 1x4 slat to fit, and attached them from underneath with a variety of braces and stretchers to support and attach the tabletop as seen below.
LOTS of screws.
Although I could have left the top unfinished as cedar is naturally weather resistant, over time cedar will turn a nice silvery grey, so i chose to seal it with Helmsman Spar Urethane. I have used many many sealers over the years, with varying results, but if outdoor protection is what you are looking for this stuff is seriously amazing with 3-5 THIN coats.
And...we are done. Its an outdoor table, it does what a table does and doesn't fall down, or rot away. Mission accomplished.I also built some Pub Stools to go with this, go check em out.
Need some Bar art? These Prints will go great with the pub table!