The sawhorse patio table that does it all.

June 24th, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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My little sawhorse cedar planked patio table proved to be a true winner for my small patio that needed to do it all. Lets break this little cutie down and give you the full meal deal tour.
My curbside sawhorses I found only a week ago got a home pretty quick! Cutting down the legs to coffee table height was the first step.
I dont generally coat out old beat up wood with paint but this time I went for it. I was after a pretty junk table after all. :)
I had some cedar planks that were reinforced with thinner slats of wood. I wanted this tabletop removable and as lightweight as possible.
Now the height of the sawhorses worked perfectly for a coffee table, but I also desired to raise this table height upon will for eating. A simple framework did the trick. (more bracing is coming... I ran out of time)
Hey... this contraption may work yet! Did it?
Food always helps...
Yup! Worked perfectly! So wanna see a real neat trick next?
It collapses down to nearly nothing making way for the residential propane firepit gathering. And its light enough to cart out to the yard as well.
The new little table all decked out is not only cool, its pretty, dually functional and a little bit junky too. :)
So... lets try my new footstool dining coffee table out here... say, this is mighty comfy! Now I could use some coffee... I just.... (yawn)... zzzzzzzzzzzz.
My little sawhorse cedar planked patio table proved to be a true winner for my small patio that needed to do it all. Lets break this little cutie down and give you the full meal deal tour.

My little sawhorse cedar planked patio table proved to be a true winner for my small patio that needed to do it all. Let's break this little cutie down and give you the full meal deal tour.

Photo: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/06/rusty-funky-dreams-for-patio.html

My patio is small, but I was bound and determined to come up with a way to combine a lounge AND eating area.

So I threw a buncha junk together and came up with a table that served three purposes... a footrest, coffee table and dining table.

Oh. And it's collapsable to make room for the firepit too. :)

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, country, outdoor spaces, white, porch, sawhorses, sawhorse, outdoor table, coffee table

Comments (9)

junkermidge writes: The perfect dining table/coffee table/footstool! And in the perfect junky condition. Love the combo of the natural with the white (sawhorses, that is, not the socks).
Midge Posted: 11:14 am on July 2nd
ItsMichelle writes: Cute table and thanks for the shaklee tip :) Posted: 4:43 am on July 1st
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: GrandBear, valid point! The top stays on just fine without the added framework. The added frame needs more braces to be totally sound around wiggly kids. My kid isn't that wiggly any longer so it magically stays put, but plan to further tweak with more center bracing. May even create a latch of some sort for the sawhorses so they don't move apart. But strangely enough, the cheat sheet method as is does work.

Donna Posted: 8:14 am on June 29th
GrandBear writes: Nice Country Look! QUESTION?? what keeps the top from sliding off, one photo shows the wood frame just sitting on top of horses, did not see any stop/slot on bottom?? GOSH...I FORGOT ALL ABOUT SHAKLEE....Yeah two great ideas from one GREAT PROJECT...Jan Posted: 1:31 pm on June 28th
JunkArchitect writes: You know I've always been awestruck with your carpentry skills but I'm equally impressed with your laundering talents too. Look at those socks! They're so soft and fluffy and WHITE! You'd kill me if I put my feet on your new table because I just mowed a wet lawn wearing flip flops.
Love the little white saw horses...and the socks.

Jim
Posted: 3:48 am on June 27th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Whoops.. forgot to share my secret. Get the Shaklee powder bleach. Best stuff EVAH. And doesn't stink like bleach. Imagine.

Donna Posted: 11:18 pm on June 26th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Dear Sue... you're pretty darn close! I did change into clean ones for the pic. :)

Donna Posted: 11:17 pm on June 26th
suewhitney writes: Love this, Donna. Clean, crisp, and cool. Also want to know how you keep your junking white sock so clean? You put on a fresh out of the package pair for the picture...right? :) Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:53 pm on June 26th
berton718 writes: Wonderful!! I love it!! When can I come from NYC for a visit!! Posted: 5:10 pm on June 25th
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