I’m back for another 10-Min DIY. Sorry we missed last month – summer is crazy for all of us bloggers. It’s hard to get the big projects done, but these little 10-min DIYs are perfect. This one is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. We have this little slatted table in the back yard. I have no idea where it came from, it might have been left with the house. The slats drove me crazy – it’s funny I didn’t just buy or make a new table. So, for a quick fix I created a very simple little outdoor table cover for this table made out of leftover cedar fence pickets.
So, here’s the table in question before.
Like I said, I had some leftover cedar fence pickets from my outdoor wall art that I had made for my courtyard. I started by cutting the fence pickets to the size of the table.
For the little end pieces, I ran the scrap through a table saw to get those little pieces.
I feed all those pieces through the planer to smooth them out, which is my favorite tool because it takes about 5 second and no (or very little) sanding!
Then I chopped up a three more pieces that fit between the slats, but going the opposite way of the boards. I made sure they were long enough to cross all the boards.
Then I glued everything together and let it dry.
That’s about it. After the glue dried, I did hit it with my staple gun just to be a little extra secure. That was it. A few little cuts and some wood glue and now my outdoor side table woes are gone :).
Plus, I can take it off anytime I want!
Not only is it more functional, but it looks nicer too I think!
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I’ll be traveling the next two months, but hopefully I’ll pull something together!
Outdoor Table Cover – 10 Min DIY
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