Outdoor Tray Table
At first glance, this may seem like another "garden-variety" outdoor table. But the handles are your first clue that this is no ordinary table.
Once you take a closer look at thissmall side table, you’ll notice the top of the table lifts right off to become a convenient serving tray. But the removable tray isn’t the only reason to build this great weekend project. To start with, the base of the table is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery. So it’s built to last, even if it does get knocked around a bit in the yard. And just in case you’ve never tackled mortise and tenon joinery before, we’ve included a separate technique article in this plan, as well. But probably one of the nicest features of this project is that you can easily build it in a weekend. All the parts for the table are cut from three cedar decking boards, which you should be able to find at most lumberyards or home centers.
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- 8 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 32 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Materials list and cutting diagram
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.