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Outdoor Table Cover – 10 Min June DIY

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.

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

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.

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com
Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

For the little end pieces, I ran the scrap through a table saw to get those little pieces.

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

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.

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

 

Then I glued everything together and let it dry.

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

 

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 :).

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

Plus, I can take it off anytime I want!

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

Not only is it more functional, but it looks nicer too I think!

Check out the other amazing 10 Minute outdoor DIYs!

Outdoor Table Cover - June 10 Min DIY - UncookieCutter.com

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I’ll be traveling the next two months, but hopefully I’ll pull something together!

April

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7 Comments

  1. Please please please leave it unfinished. I LOVE the look of the unfinished light wood on the dark metal. Plus it seemed easy enough for you to make that you could just do a new one if it ever rotted out. Good work!

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