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My friends moved to a new place with a massive patio so I made a table for them and it. It's rustic and simple but turned out ok for my first piece bigger than a coffee table. 2.6m long, bit over 800mm wide and 50mm planks on top

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I like that a lot! any chance of a pic from under the top? Id like to make something like this myself and would be handy to see how you joined the legs to the top. 

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Thanks for the kind comments.

I'll be honest, I cheated fitting the top!

I just used some 50mm 5mm thick angle iron and put some stainless steel bolts through the top and the legs. The boards are 3 years air dried but I knew they would move when the table is inevitably left in the sun so I didn't bother with anything fancy. I'll try to get a pic up soon

 

Also the bolts mean the table is easily disassembled if it needs moving as it is well heavy

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2 minutes ago, G13469 said:

Thanks for the kind comments.

I'll be honest, I cheated fitting the top!

I just used some 50mm 5mm thick angle iron and put some stainless steel bolts through the top and the legs. The boards are 3 years air dried but I knew they would move when the table is inevitably left in the sun so I didn't bother with anything fancy. I'll try to get a pic up soon

 

Also the bolts mean the table is easily disassembled if it needs moving as it is well heavy

Makes sense. :) I guess you could make a skirt underneath and screw everything together from below?

 

How do you get the angles right for the legs? Ie where they cross?

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I made it up. I just lined up two straight edges at floor height then table top heigh (all laying flat), layed my leg timber over those and put a pencil line on it. If that makes sense. 

Then copied it for the other end. 5 by 3 inch timber seems to be a nice chunky size for legs to me.

The design was copied from something is saw here on arbtalk 👍

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On 10/07/2019 at 18:40, trigger_andy said:

I like that a lot! any chance of a pic from under the top? Id like to make something like this myself and would be handy to see how you joined the legs to the top. 

 

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